Okagbare finishes second in Doha Diamond League

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De Grasse, 23, will focus on the 100 at the next Diamond League event on May 12 in Shanghai, China, where the Markham, Ont., runner will battle 22-year-old Christian Coleman of the United States, this year's world indoor 60 champion.

Earlier, Qatar's Abdellelah Haroun claimed second position in the 400m after clocking 44.50, behind Bahamian Steven Gardiner who stormed to victory with a world leading time of 43.87s.

Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014 gold medalist Noah Lyles won the men's 200-meter with a time of 19.83 seconds, setting a new personal best and a meet record.

Full results below. More detailed results here.

"I don't talk about nonsense", Semenya, the double Olympic 800m gold medallist, angrily rebutted when asked about why she never commented on the regulations to counteract hyperandrogenism, the medical condition which causes women to produce high levels of male sex hormones.

Andreas Hofmann also cleared 90.08m for his third place, pushing India's 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Neeraj Chopra (87.43m) to fourth.

Semenya, the two-time Olympic and three-time world champion in the 800, won the 1,500 comfortably by more than a second in 3:59.92.

Other South African participation saw 2008 Olympic long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena ending sixth in the triple jump with a season's best leap of 16.92m as Cuba's Pedro Pichardo won in another world-leading 17.95m. Yesterday, both their best efforts were in their third attempts, with Pichardo topping the event with 17.95m and Taylor jumping 17.81m.

Steven Gardiner was a dominant victor in the 400m as he broke the meeting and Bahamas records with 43.87 to beat Abdalleleh Haroun with 44.50 and Isaac Makwala with 44.92, while USA's Noah Lyles stormed down the home straight to secure 200m success with a meeting record and PB of 19.83 ahead of Jereem Richards with 19.99.

Uganda's double gold medal victor at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei pulled out of the IAAF Doha Diamond League because he needed a rest.

"Today was great but it was not easy", Rohler said after the win. There's always room for improvement.

Having clocked a wind-aided time of 10.72secs earlier this season, Okagbare finished second while double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica placed third in 10.93secs. Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor of Nigeria was second in 10.90sec, with 200m world champion Dafne Schippers was sixth.

"I think we definitely achieved what we came here for".

"The environment here is incredible, and the conditions set me up for the year, with the season just beginning".

Qatar's Abderrahman Samba (foreground) on his way to a victory in the men's 400m hurdles yesterday.



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