Bowie outshines Fraser-Pryce

Athletics Diamond League

World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's problems continued at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday when the Jamaican was again upstaged by long jump specialist Tori Bowie.

Fraser-Pryce won gold medals in the 100M, 200M and 4x100M relay at last year's world championships in Moscow but her start to the outdoor season has been dogged by a persistent leg injury and she showed no spark in beating home just one of the nine-strong field.

After winning her season-opener in Doha last month, she then pulled out of the Shanghai meeting and finished a disappointing eighth behind American Bowie over 200M in Eugene last weekend.

Bowie, 23, again showed the sprinters how it is done by taking another surprise victory in a personal best 11.05, ahead of Jamaicans Kerron Stewart (11.08) and Simone Facey (11.13). Unlike Fraser-Pryce, American Justin Gatlin has had no such problems in hitting his stride and clocked 9.91 to win the men's 100, ahead of Jamaica's Nesta Carter (10.02) and Briton Adam Gemili (10.07)

Former Olympic champion Gatlin, who powered out of the blocks and quickly had the race at his mercy, has run the three quickest times in the world this year. In the night's tighest finish, world 100M hurdles champion Brianna Rollins just got the better of compatriot Dawn Harper-Nelson with just one hundredth of a second separating the pair.


Results: Men: 100M: Justin Gatlin (US) 9.91 seconds, 1; Nesta Carter (Jamaica) 10.02, 2; Adam Gemili (Britain) 10.07, 3.  200M: Alonso Edward (Panama) 20.19, 1; Christophe Lemaitre (France) 20.24, 2; Curtis Mitchell (US) 20.46, 3. 400M: LaShawn Merritt (US) 44.48, 1; Yousef Ahmed Masrahi (Saudi Arabia) 45.14, 2; David Verburg (US) 45.18, 3. 800M: Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:44.24, 1; Abubaker Kaki (Sudan) 1:44.57, 2; Marcin Lewandowski (Poland) 1:44.60, 3. 1500M: Silas Kiplagat (Kenya) 3:30.44, 1; Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 3:31.19, 2; Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:31.89, 3. 3000M steeplechase: Jairus Birech (Kenya) 8:06.20, 1; Paul Koech (Kenya) 8:10.53, 2; Brimin Kipruto (Kenya) 8:11.39, 3. High jump: Mutaz Barshim (Qatar) 2.41 metres, 1; Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) 2.34, 2; Erik Kynard (US) 2.31, 3. Triple jump: Will Claye (US) 17.14, 1; Christian Taylor (US) 17.11, 2; Lazaro Martinez (Cuba) 17.07, 3. Discus throw: Robert Harting (Germany) 68.36, 1; Piotr Malachowski (Poland) 65.86, 2; Victor Butenko (Russia) 64.87, 3.  Women: 100M: Tori Bowie (US) 11.05, 1; Kerron Stewart (Jamaica) 11.08, 2; Simone Facey (Jamaica) 11.13, 3. 800M: Eunice Sum (Kenya) 1:59.49, 1; Sahily Diago (Cuba) 2:00.01, 2; Ajee Wilson (US) 2:00.18, 3. 5000M: Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 14:34.99, 1; Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) 14:37.16, 2; Viola Kibiwot (Kenya) 14:40.05, 3. 100M hurdles: Brianna Rollins (US) 12.53, 1; Dawn Harper-Nelson (US) 12.54, 2; Queen Harrison (US) 12.61, 3. 400M hurdles: Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica) 53.97, 1; Georganne Moline (US) 54.56, 2; Eilidh Child (Britain) 54.82, 3.

Pole vault: Yarisley Silva (Cuba) 4.70 metres, 1; Lisa Ryzih (Germany) 4.60, 2; Silke Spiegelburg (Germany) 4.50, 3.

Triple jump: Caterine Ibargueen (Colombia) 14.48, 1; Yekaterina Koneva (Russia) 14.42, 2; Mabel Gay (Cuba) 14.38, 3.

Shot put: Valerie Adams (New Zealand) 20.01, 1; Christina Schwanitz (Germany) 19.60, 2; Gong Lijiao (China) 19.17, 3.

Javelin throw: Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic) 66.43, 1; Martina Ratej (Slovenia) 63.12, 2; Kimberley Mickle (Australia) 63.05.

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