Three Olympic champions beaten in Thursday’s meeting at Lausanne – Mondo Duplantis, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Hansle Parchment – re-asserted themselves with emphatic victories.
Hansle Parchment has arrived in Paris ready for the season’s next Wanda Diamond League meeting confident he will get back on track.
No matter how good the competitor, the outcome is never certain in the 110m hurdles.
It seems such a simple concept. Produce the most technically accomplished piece of hurdling and win, and that is exactly what Sergey Shubenkov did en route to delivering Russia’s first ever global title in the men’s 110m hurdles.
While USA’s two fastest 110m hurdlers ever have won the past two global titles, perhaps neither one is favoured to win at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 29-30 May, the third leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.
Double world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Olympic champion Allyson Felix are two of the many stars who have already signed up to compete in Kingston on 9 May at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.
Dawn Harper Nelson’s two previous IAAF Diamond League outings this summer had been mildly frustrating affairs but all that was forgotten, at least temporarily, in Paris on Saturday night (5).
The 100m clashes, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Blessing Okagbare and the Jamaican pair of Nesta Carter and Warren Weir versus US sprinter Justin Gatlin, will highlight the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (3).