The 200m duel between Jamaica’s defending champion Usain Bolt and USA’s Justin Gatlin was the last event of Thursday evening and the highlight of the day.
The men’s 200m at the Prefontaine Classic on 30 May, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League, will feature five men with PBs faster than 20 seconds.
At the 13th Johnson/JJK Invitational in the US town of Westwood, shot putter Joe Kovacs reached a lifetime best of 22.35m on Saturday (11), the longest distance in the world since 2010.
Usain Bolt saw the daylight when he turned out for the heats of the 200m at Luzhniki Stadium on Friday morning. After what was the equivalent of a brisk, early-morning stroll (for him), the defending champion was through to the semi-final round to be held in the evening session.
No less than 10 gold medals were decided on day four of the World University Games with the hosts Russia taking half of them in Kazan on Wednesday (10).
Severe thunder storms forced the organisers of the World University Games to suspend the second day’s programme in Kazan, Russia, for more than 30 minutes but that didn’t distract Russian long jump star Darya Klishina on Monday (8).