Amos beats Rudisha

Kemar Bailey Cole takes men's 100 metres title

Botswana’s Nijel Amos repeated his Commonwealth Games win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men's 800 metres at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday.

Amos surged down the home straight to win while Rudisha, who tried to attack from the back, did not have the legs to catch him and finished third after being caught by Djibouti's Ayanleh Souleiman.

"I ran my own race, I felt very good," said Amos, silver medallist behind Rudisha at the Olympic Games, after winning in 1:43.77.

"It is no surprise for me to win the race today... I do not think about who is in the race, whether it is Rudisha or somebody else."

Rudisha, the world record holder, said he was glad to be nearly fully fit after an injury-hit season. "I am at 85 or 90 percent of my shape," said the Kenyan. "I am not at my best form. World champion Lashawn Merritt managed to summon enough enthusiasm to win the men's 400 metres, cruising home in 44.36 seconds, more than half a second ahead of fellow American Gil Roberts with Botswana's Isaac Makwala in third.

Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole won the men's 100 metres ahead of American Michael Rogers and Britain's James Dasaolu, while Panama's Alonso Edward held off Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade to win the men's 200.

Results: Men: 100M: Kemar Bailey-Cole (Jam) 9.96 seconds, 1; Mike Rodgers (US) 10.05, 2; James Dasaolu (Gbr) 10.06, 3; 200M: Alonso Edward (Pan) 19.95, 1; Nickel Ashmeade (Jam) 20.01, 2; Rasheed Dwyer (Jam) 20.21, 3; 400M: LaShawn Merritt (US) 44.36, 1; Gil Roberts (US) 44.96, 2; Isaac Makwala (Bot) 45.03, 3; 800M: Nijel Amos (Bot) 1:43.77, 1; Ayanleh Souleiman (Dji) 1:43.93, 2; David Lekuta Rudisha (Ken) 1:43.96, 3; 5000M: Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Ken) 13:07.01, 1; Muktar Edris (Eth) 13:07.32, 2; Galen Rupp (US) 13:07.82, 3; 400M hurdles: Cornel Fredericks (SA) 48.25, 1; Michael Tinsley (US) 48.31, 2; Javier Culson (PR) 48.53, 3; Triple jump: Christian Taylor (US) 17.51, 1; Benjamin Compaore (Fra) 7.45, 2; Will Claye (US) 17.39, 3; Shot put: Reese Hoffa (US) 21.88, 1; David Storl (Ger) 21.47, 2; Joe Kovacs (US) 21.43, 3; Javelin throw: Thomas Roehler (Ger) 87.63, 1; Keshorn Walcott (T&T) 85.77, 2; Tero Pitkaemaeki (Fin) 85.12, 3; Women: 100M: Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jam) 11.04, 1; Murielle Ahoure (CID) 11.04, 2; Blessing Okagbare (Nig) 11.06, 3; 1500M: Jennifer Simpson (US) 3:59.92, 1; Shannon Rowbury (US) 3:59.93, 2; Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Ken) 4:00.46, 3; 3000M steeplechase: Habiba Ghribi (Tun) 9:15.23, 1; Hiwot Ayalew (Eth) 9:19.29, 2; Sofia Assefa (Eth) 9:19.79, 3; 100M hurdles: Dawn Harper-Nelson (US) 12.58, 1; Sally Pearson (Aus) 12.71, 2; Tiffany Porter (Gbr) 12.72, 3; High jump: Mariya Kuchina (Rus) 2.00, 1; Ana Simic (Cro) 1.98, 2; Ruth Beitia (Esp) 1.93, 3; Pole vault: Fabiana Murer (Bra) 4.72, 1; Jennifer Suhr (US) 4.67, 2; Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou (Gre) 4.67, 3; Long jump: Ivana Spanovic (Srb) 6.80, 1; Tianna Bartoletta (US) 6.76, 2;  Brittney Reese (US) 6.66, 3; Discus throw: Sandra Perkovic (Cro) 68.36, 1; Gia Lewis-Smallwood (US) 67.32, 2; Dani Samuels (Aus) 64.86, 3; 4x100M relay: Britain (42.21) 1; Jamaica (42.33) 2; US (42.48) 3.

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