Ruuskanen stands tall in javelin field

Finland's new European champion Antti Ruuskanen defeated a classy men's javelin field including the other two Zurich medallists and the 2014 world leader at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

On a difficult evening for the athletes with frigid conditions and shifting winds followed by light rain towards the end of the meeting, at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic stadium, Ruuskanen won with his second throw of 87.24 metres.

There was a shock in the men's pole vault when French Olympic champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, unbeaten in his previous 22 competitions, failed to clear a height.

American Olympic champion Allyson Felix won the women's 200 metres ahead of compatriot Tori Bowie in 22.85 seconds. Another American, Queen Harrison, won the 100 metres hurdles in 12.66 after Olympic champion Sally Pearson was disqualifed for false starting.

Michael Rodgers, the Diamond League leader in the men's 100 metres, was also disqualified, won by Jamaican world bronze medallist Nesta Carter in 9.96.

Results: Men: 100M: Nesta Carter (Jam) 9.96 seconds, 1; Keston Bledman (T&T) 10.09, 2; Chijindu Ujah (UK) 10.10, 3. 800M: Adam Kszczot (Pol) 1:45.25, 1; Ayanleh Souleiman (Dji) 1:45.49, 2; Marcin Lewandowski (Pol) 1:45.76, 3. 5000M: Muktar Edris (Eth) 12:54.83, 1; Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Ken) 12:56.16, 2; Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Ken) 12:59.17, 3.  400M hurdles: Michael Tinsley (US) 49.60, 1; Javier Culson (Pue) 49.84, 2; Jehue Gordon (T&T) 50.13, 3. Pole vault: Konstadinos Filippidis (Gre) 5.60 metres, 1; Piotr Lisek (Pol) 5.60, 2; Xue Changrui (Chn) 5.60, 3.

Long jump: Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) 8.09, 1; Ignisious Gaisah (Ned) 8.04, 2; Michel Torneus (Swe) 8.03, 3.    

Shot put: Reese Hoffa (US) 21.06, 1; Tomas Walsh (Nzl) 20.79, 2; David Storl (Ger) 20.77, 3. Javelin throw: Antti Ruuskanen (Fin) 87.24, 1; Thomas Roehler (Ger) 85.12, 2; Tero Pitkaemaeki (Fin) 84.73, 3.   

Women: 200M: Allyson Felix (US) 22.85, 1; Tori Bowie (US) 22.91, 2; Joanna Atkins (US) 23.19, 3. 400M: Novlene Williams-Mills (Jam) 50.09, 1; Sanya Richards-Ross (US) 50.27, 2; Francena McCorory (US) 50.65, 3.   

1500M: Jennifer Simpson (US) 4:00.38, 1; Genzebe Dibaba (Eth) 4:01.00, 2; Sifan Hassan (Ned) 4:01.62, 3. 3000M steeplechase: Hiwot Ayalew (Eth) 9:17.04, 1; Habiba Ghribi (Tun) 9:18.39, 2; Emma Coburn (US) 9:20.31, 3.  100M hurdles: Queen Harrison (US) 12.66, 1; Nia Ali (US) 12.96, 2; Dawn Harper-Nelson (US) 12.99, 3. High jump: Mariya Kuchina (Rus) 1.94, 1; Airine Palsyte (Ltu) 1.94, 2; Ana Simic (Cro) 1.90, 3.    

Long jump: Tianna Bartoletta (US) 6.98, 1; Eloyse Lesueur (Fra) 6.94, 2; Ivana Spanovic (Srb) 6.61, 3.    

Discus throw: Sandra Perkovic (Cro) 66.74, 1; Dani Samuels (Aus) 65.70, 2; Gia Lewis-Smallwood (US) 65.21, 3.

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