Shaunae Miller-Uibo was the star of Friday’s (July 20) Monaco Diamond Meeting.
The Bahamian darling blazed around the track in 48.97secs, a new world-leading mark, Diamond League record, meeting record and national record. She was breaking 49 seconds for the first time.
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain was second in 49.08, a new area record.
American World champion Phyllis Francis finished 4th in 51.05.
Jamaican Natoya Goule was also in top form in the women’s 800m. Goule timed her run perfectly to finish third in a new national record 1:56.15. She improved on her previous mark of 1:57.69 set last month.
South African Caster Semenya won the event in 1:54.60
Jamaica’s Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson finished 3rd in the women’s 100m. Thompson ran 11.02 behind Ivory Coast pair of Marie-Josee Ta Lou, 18.89 and Murielle Ahoure, 11.01.
Yanique Thompson ran 12.92 for 3rd in the women’s 100m hurdles. Queen Harrison won the event in 12.64 ahead of fellow American Dawn Harper-Nelson, 12.90.
Hansle Parchment was 4th in the men’s high hurdles. He ran 13.21 in the event won by Sergey Shubenkov in 13.07.
American Noah Lyles ran a personal best 19.65, which is also a world-leading and meet record.