LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Grenadian Kirani James and Trinidad & Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye were impressed at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (Click here for Full Results)
Olympic James produced a new world-lead, personal best, Diamond League record and national record of 43.74 to win the men’s 400m title.
In his strides the Grenadian star dominated LaShawn Merritt of the USA who was second in a season’s best time of 43.92, while third went to Yousef Ahmed Masrahi of Saudi Arabian, who set a new Area record of 44.43.
Chris Brown of Bahamas finished fourth in a fast 44.59secs while Lalonde Gordon ended eighth in 48.38
The women’s race went to world-leader Ahye, who ran 10.98secs, and beat Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast, who was also credited with the same time on the evening.
USA’s English Gardner took third in 11.19.
American sprinter Justin Gatlin beat Tyson Gay in their 100m.
Gatlin, who has been in very good form all season, stayed undefeated on the term when he flashed to a new world-leading time of 9.80 seconds to take the event over two of his American countrymen.
Gay, making a controversial early return to the track from a doping suspension, after working with the anti-doiping governing body, finished second in 9.93secs in his first race of the season, while recently crown USA champion Mike Rodgers took third in seasonal best time of 9.98secs.
Kim Collins finished fourth in 10.13 ahead of Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole, fifth in 10.14
In the men’s 100m race 2, Jamaica Michael Frater was second in 10.44 behind Dasaolu James of Great Britain 10.03.
In the men’s 200m, Yohan Blake was sixth in 20.48 behind winner Alonso Edward, who ran 19.84 and Nickel Ashmeade, who was second in 20.06.
Andrew Riley finished third in the men’s 110m hurdles dash, 13.23, behind Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France 13.06 and Sergey Shubenkov 13.13.
Jehue Gordon of Trinidad & Tobago 49.29 ended sixth in the men’s 400m hurdles, which was won by Javier Culson of Puerto Rico 48.32.