It was a excellent night of Diamond League competition in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday night. There were multiple Olympic medalists in attendance including Matthew Centrowitz, Elaine Thompson, and Genzebe Dibaba. Here's a recap of some of the top races of this years program.

Men's 1000m

Ayanleh Souleiman won an exciting men's 1000m meter race as he defeated Asbel Kiprop and Centrowitz in the two and half lap race. He's time was good enough to set a new Diamond League meet record and a national record for his home county of Djibouti.

Top 3

1. Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 2:13.49

2, Robert Biwott (Kenya) 2:13.89


Jonathan Kitilit (Kenya) 2:13.95

Women's 100m

It was another fantastic performance by the Jamaican sprinter Thompson. She continues to show her excellent form as she now has 30 Diamond League points to her name. It doesn't appear she will be slowing down anytime soon after her double gold medal performance in Rio.

Top 3

1. Elaine Thompson (Jamaica) 10.78

2. Jenna Prandini (United States) 11.11

3. Morolake Akinosun (United States) 11.16

Women's 3000m

Dibaba turned in a meet record performance to outclass the field. She took the lead at the sound of the bell lap and was able to hold off the Kenyan runners behind her. Her final 400 meter split was an impressive 57.47. Her time was just off the world lead, which stands at 8:23.11.

Top 3

1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 8:31.84

2. Hellen Obiri (Kenya) 8:33.96

3. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) 8:34.49

Men's 100m, 200m, and 400m

Asafa Powell took the men's 100m race in a time of 9.96 seconds, which was just off his season best time of 9.92 seconds.

Top 3

1. Asafa Powell (Jamaica) 9.92

2. Ben Youssef (Ivory Coast) 10.01


Joel Fearon (Great Britain) 10.05

In the 200m sprint it was Churandy Martina of the Netherlands who took the top spot. The Dutchman set a new national record and claimed his first sub-20 second performance of the season. Alonso Edward of Panama added to his Diamond League points with a second place finish.

He leads the rankings with a total of 42 points.

Top 3.

1. Churandy Martina (Netherlands) 19.81

2. Alonso Edward (Panama) 19.92

3. Julian Forte (Jamaica) 20.16

LaShawn Merritt picked up the win the men's 400m race, as he comes off of a bronze medal performance at the Olympic Games. He holds the top spot in the Diamond League standings for the event with 30 points. The times in the race were relatively slow, as the winning time was 44.50 seconds.

Top 3

1. LaShawn Merritt (United States) 44.50

2. Steven Gardiner (Bahamas) 44.75

3. Liemarvin Bonevacia (Netherlands) 45.26


Orlando Ortega took the men's 110 meter hurdles and Kendra Harrison took the women's 100m hurdles. The American Harrison took down a field consisting of three other American athletes.

For Ortega the win puts him in first place in the event overall with a total of 40 Diamond League points.

Top 3 110m Hurdles

1. Orlando Ortega (Spain) 13.11

2. Omar McLeod (Jamaica) 13.12

3. Dimitri Bascou (France) 13.25

Top 3 100m Hurdles

1, Kendra Harrison (United States) 12.42

2. Dawn Harper-Nelson (United States) 12.71

3. Jasmin Stowers (United States) 12.75

Pole vault

American Sam Kendricks edged out Renaud Lavillenie to take the pole vault competition. However, the Frenchman still maintains the top spot in the Diamond League standings. It should be an interesting finish to the season if Kendrick can close the gap.

Top 3.

1, Sam Kendricks (United States) 5.92

2. Renaud Lavillenie (France) 5.72

3, Piotr Lisek (Poland) 5.72

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