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Diamond League: Coleman clocks year’s fastest in 100m

Powering through: Christian Coleman, centre, cruises home in style.

Powering through: Christian Coleman, centre, cruises home in style.  

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Warholm rewrites European record in 400m hurdles

American sprinter Christian Coleman stormed to the best 100m time of the year at the Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

Coleman timed 9.85sec with Xie Zhenye of China in second spot in 10.01 and fellow American Michael Rodgers third (10.04).

Russia’s Mariya Lasitskene, a two-time Olympic champion, dominated the women’s high jump with 2.01m, the best for the season and her first over 2m in 2019.

The 24-year-old’s win came just three days afer she called on officials implicated in the ongoing controversy at home to reform or quit.

“All of these people think that athletes don't see or understand anything, and their business is only to jump and keep quiet,” Lasitskene wrote in an unusually exasperated Instagram post.

American 19-year-old teenager Sydney McLaughlin won the women's 400m hurdles in 54.16 with Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad second (54.35). World championships silver medallist Shamier Little, also of the United States, was third (54.92).

Karsten Warholm brought the home crowd to its feet by setting a new European record in the men’s 400m hurdles in a time of 47.33s, erasing the mark of 47.37s set by Stephane Diagana in 1995. Warholm, 23, finished ahead of Ireland's Thomas Barr (49.11) and Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands (49.12).

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