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Prescod pips Gatlin and Su in dramatic 100m win

Prescod pips Gatlin and Su in dramatic 100m win

Cape Town - IAAF World Championship victor and Rio Olympic Games Long Jump hero Luvo Manyonga was the best of the South Africans on Saturday, winning the men's competition at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in Shanghai, China.

29-year-old Gong, the victor of the Diamond League trophy last year, sealed the title in her second round with 19.99m, as a matter of fact, each of her valid results was good enough to win the champion.

Prescod's winning time was just 0.01 off the PB he set when racing at the IAAF World Championships in London last summer.

"When I saw the rain tonight I thought 'Yes!'", said Prescod.

"I knew I had it in me to win as long as I executed my race - it's definitely the happiest moment in my time on the Diamond League circuit".

Shaunae Miller-Uibo sprinted to first place in the women's 200m in a time of 22.06 - a meeting record - ahead of Olympic champion Dafne Schippers (Netherlands, 22.34) and Jamaican Shericka Jackson (22.36).

Su clocked 10.05 in second, while Xie Zhenye was third in 10.17 and Ujah fourth in 10.18.

Javon Francis had a rough night in the 400m event, crossing the line in ninth position, in a time of 47.06, with Bahamian Steven Gardiner rewriting the meet record, with a 43.99 seconds run.

The crowd witnessed an expected home win in the women's shot put, where China's world champion Gong Lijiao finished more than a metre clear of her nearest opposition with 19.99m, the farthest thrown so far this year.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd of Jamaica took the silver at 18.70m and America's Raven Saunders finished third at 18.63m.

Gong, however, expressed a shade of disappointment.

Lyu said: "It is a good performance, but I haven't reached my best, I hope that I can have a good condition in the Asian Games".

McLeod got the better of Spain's Orlando Ortega, 13.17, in a tight finish, with Russia's Sergey Shubenkov, 13.27, taking third place.

Defending world indoor champion Anita Marton failed to compete to her best level and only settled for the sixth place at 18.16.

Colombia's Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen, who was unbeaten for nearly four years until losing at the 2016 Birmingham Diamond League meeting, maintained business as usual with victory in 14.80m, the farthest achieved so far this season. China's 19-year-old Shi Yuhao had taken the lead with a PB of 8.43m in the second round, a mark which Manyonga had matched in the fourth round to sit ahead on countback.

Kenya's world 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruyiot was a victor of the 1,500m in 3:31.48, a 2018 leading time, ahead of Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera, who set a personal best of 3:31.63.

In the men's 800m Kenya's Wycliffe Kinyamal broke the meeting record with a PB of 1:43.91 for victory, just ahead of Jonathan Kitilit with 1:43.95.

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