BERLIN, Germany – Kim Collins and Andrew Riley were winners at Sunday’s (Sept 7) 74th ISTAF Berlin meeting.

In the men’s 100m, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Collins won in 10.13 (1.1m/s wind) over Isiah Young (10.17) and the French pair of Christophe Lemaitre (10.19) and Jimmy Vicaut (10.21).

Riley of Jamaica was the men’s 110mH winner in a time of 13.40 (-0.1). Shane Brathwaite of Barbados was second in 13.42 and Mikel Thomas of Trinidad & Tobago, 5th in 13.72

In the women’s 800m, Lynsey Sharp ran 1:57.71, putting her third on Great Britain’s all-time list. In second, Fabienne Kohlmann also set a lifetime best, her time of 1:58.34 is the joint second fastest time ever by a German. World champion Marina Arzamasova followed with 1:58.88 while Chanelle Price of the USA also went under 2, running 1:59.99.

In the men’s race, Nijel Amos, who didn’t make the world final, adopted an uncharacteristic front running style, which proved successful as he won in 1:43.28, nearly a second ahead of world silver medallist Adam Kszczot (1:44.42).

Mohammed Aman, the 2013 world champion, (1:44.24), Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi (1:44.24) and Musaeb Balla (1:44.62) took the other top spots.

New Zealand’s Tom Walsh upstaged home favourite David Storl in the shot, recording 21.47 in the third round. Storl could only respond with 21.19. There was good depth as O’Dayne Richards also went over 21, recording 21.05.

In the women’s competition, world champion Christina Schwanitz putt 19.66 to secure a German win. The other world champion to record a win was Piotr Malachowski who won the men’s discus with 66.13; he had three efforts better than Christoph Harting’s 65.15.

Dawn Harper Nelson got back to winning ways after her fall in Beijing, clocking 12.82 for a narrow win over Sharika Nelvis (12.84). Tiffany Porter ran 12.92 for third ahead of the top finisher in the field from the world championships, Cindy Roleder, who ran 12.95.

Candyce McGrone of the USA followed on from her good race in Zurich with 11.11 (0.6) to win the women’s 100m.

World bronze medallist Ivana Spanovic won the women’s long jump with 6.60 (-0.6), while Christabel Nettey got out to 645 (-1.1) for second.


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