Oslo Diamond League — Year’s Fastest 100 For Coleman

Rounding into form, Christian Coleman won the 100 in 9.85, his third-fastest time ever. (MARK SHEARMAN)

OSLO, NORWAY, June 13—Christian Coleman sped to a dominant 9.85 win at the Bislett Games in Oslo as the Diamond League resumed with the meet’s 54th edition in the Norwegian capital. Quickest out of the blocks, the reigning DL champion pulled away midrace and was never threatened as he chipped 0.01 from the previous world lead he shared with Noah Lyles and Divine Oduduru. Given the evening chill that descended upon the sold-out stadium, he was pleased.

“I’m pretty excited about it—it was a good run and pretty good time,” said the 23-year-old American, who used a mild “pretty good” as a descriptor for the third-fastest time of his career. “It wasn’t ideal conditions, but the crowd made it exciting and I came out for the victory. I executed better than in my last race.” Xie Zhenye of China was 2nd in 10.01, a season’s best, with Mike Rodgers 3rd in 10.04.

The boisterous crowd showed its appreciation for Coleman’s world lead, one of six on the night, but exploded after the conclusion of the men’s 400 hurdles, one of the meet’s key attractions. A bout of bursitis sidelined world leader Abderrahmane Samba from a faceoff against world champion and co-meet poster boy Karsten Warholm, so the Norwegian star simply star put on a show by himself, one that fulfilled all expectations.

From the gun, the local hero was on fire, off to his typically strong start. This time he had reigning DL champion Kyron McMaster, who was running to his inside in lane 6, for company. The pair were nearly even after the first six barriers, when the British Virgin Islander began to drift. But Warholm didn’t, forging on as he entered the homestretch, a solitary figure lifted by the massive roar of the crowd. His 47.33 ended Stéphane Diagana’s 19-year reign as European Record holder by 0.04.

Karsten Warholm thrilled a sellout crowd—and, obviously, himself—with a Norwegian Record in the 400H. (MARK SHEARMAN)

“It’s crazy to run a European record and it’s amazing to do it here at Bislett,” said Warholm, who chopped a solid 0.31 from his previous best in moving to No. 12 on the all-time world list. He had opened his season with a 47.85 win in Stockholm. “My coach thought I would run 47.30 so he was nearly right,” he said. “I’ve worked so hard during the winter with the pressure coming at me, so this is a very special feeling.” Underscoring Warholm’s dominance tonight, the runner-up, Thomas Barr, who passed a badly fading McMaster in the waning stages, was nearly 2 seconds back in 49.11, 0.01 ahead of McMaster.

In the women’s event, the first super-showdown of the night, Sydney McLaughlin pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory to make her DL debut in her specialty a memorable one. But it wasn’t pretty. As Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad blasted from the blocks to her outside, the World Junior Record holder crashed knee-first through the first hurdle, throwing her off balance, seemingly out of contention and into chase mode for the next three-quarters of the race. In front of her, Muhammad and world champion Kori Carter were battling for the lead, pulling away steadily as they reached the final bend. With Carter beginning to drift back, Muhammad brought a sizable lead into the final stretch, but it was there that McLaughlin began her rebound.

Passing Carter as she approached hurdle 9, she began chipping into Muhammad’s lead as the latter began to wilt from her flying start. McLaughlin caught and then passed her about 3m before the line, clocking 54.16. “It wasn’t the cleanest race for me, but I came back strong and shows me where I am fitness-wise,” said the winner, still only 19. “It was sloppy but I pulled through.” Muhammad clocked 54.35 with Shamier Little 3rd in 54.92.

Mariya Lasitskene topped 6-7 (2.01) on her third attempt to take her second DL win of the season and claim the yearly outdoor list lead. She ended the night with a near-miss at 6-8 (2.03). Meanwhile, jumping almost at the same time at the same end of the track, Sam Kendricks topped 19-4¾ (5.91) with his final attempt to seal his third DL win in as many meets. Piotr Lisek, Cole Walsh and Swede Mondo Duplantis—who was making his first pro appearance—finished 2-3-4 at 19-¾ (5.81). For Oregon alum Walsh, it was the first 19-footer of his career.

Colombia’s Caterine Ibargüen won her fourth Bislett title in the triple jump after a 48-6¼ (14.79) leap in the fifth round to wrestle the lead from American Keturah Orji, who reached 47-8 (14.53). The evening-capping Dream Mile ended with Marcin Lewandowski prevailing in a blanket finish in 3:52.34, a Polish Record in his first race over the imperial distance.

Norah Tanui produced the biggest upset of the evening, taking the women’s steeple in a list-leading 9:03.71 to end WR holder Beatrice Chepkoech’s unbeaten streak at 7. Running in her yearly debut in the event, world champion Emma Coburn took 4th in a U.S.-leading 9:08.42.


OSLO DIAMOND LEAGUE MEN’S RESULTS

Bislett Games; Oslo, Norway, June 13—

100(0.9): 1. Christian Coleman (US) 9.85 (WL, AL);

2. Zhenye Xie (Chn) 10.01; 3. Mike Rodgers (US) 10.04; 4. Filippo Tortu (Ita) 10.10; 5. Yuki Koike (Jpn) 10.15; 6. CJ Ujah (GB) 10.18; 7. Tommy Ramdhan (GB) 10.28; 8. Reece Prescod (GB) 10.76.

Non-DL 800: 1. Ryan Sánchez (PR) 1:46.34; 2. Cornelius Tuwei (Ken) 1:46.52 (50.72, 1:18.45); 3. Michal Rozmys (Pol) 1:46.71; 4. Andreas Kramer (Swe) 1:46.77.

Mile: 1. Marcin Lewandowski (Pol) 3:52.34 NR (WL);

2. Vincent Kibet (Ken) 3:52.38; 3. Ayanleh Souleiman (Dji) 3:52.66 (2:54.49);

4. Johnny Gregorek (US) 3:52.94 (out AL);

5. Clayton Murphy (US) 3:52.97; 6. Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Nor) 3:53.04; 7. Ryan Gregson (Aus) 3:53.51; 8. Kalle Berglund (Swe) 3:53.83; 9. Filip Ingebrigtsen (Nor) 3:54.41; 10. Bethwel Birgen (Ken) 3:54.92; 11. Ismael Debjani (Bel) 3:57.37; 12. Justus Soget (Ken) 3:57.90; 13. Aman Wote (Eth) 3:59.37;… rabbit—Harun Abda (US) (54.75, 58.29 [1:53.04]).

3000: 1. Selemon Barega (Eth) 7:32.17 PR (WL) (8, 9 WJ);

2. Joshua Cheptegei (Uga) 7:33.26 PR (5:07.00); 3. Nicholas Kimeli (Ken) 7:34.85 PR; 4. Henrik Ingebrigtsen (Nor) 7:36.85 NR; 5. Birhanu Yemataw (Bhr) 7:37.37; 6. Stewart McSweyn (Aus) 7:38.22;

7. Drew Hunter (US) 7:39.85 PR (AL);

8. Ben True (US) 7:40.49; 9. Davis Kiplangat (Ken) 7:42.20; 10. Andrew Butchart (GB) 7:43.57; 11. Muktar Edris (Eth) 7:45.35; 12. Matthew Ramsden (Aus) 7:45.68 PR; 13. Milkesa Mengesha (Eth) 7:49.23 PR; 14. Paul Tanui (Ken) 7:55.77;… rabbit—Paul Robinson (Ire) (2:33.84).

400H: 1. Karsten Warholm (Nor) 47.33 NR (12, x W); 2. Thomas Barr (Ire) 49.11; 3. Kyron McMaster (BVI) 49.12; 4. David Kendziera (US) 49.27; 5. Takatoshi Abe (Jpn) 49.78; 6. Patryk Dobek (Pol) 49.80; 7. TJ Holmes (US) 50.60.

Field Events

PV: 1. Sam Kendricks (US) 19-4¾ (5.91) (17-5, 18-1, 18-4¾, 18-8¾, 19-¾, 19-4¾ [3], 19-8½ [xxx]) (5.31, 5.51, 5.61, 5.71, 5.81, 5.91 [3], 6.01 [xxx]); 2. Piotr Lisek (Pol) 19-¾ (5.81); 3. Cole Walsh (US) 19-¾ PR; 4. Mondo Duplantis (Swe) 19-¾; 5. Pawel Wojciechowski (Pol) 18-8¾ (5.71); 6. Seito Yamamoto (Jpn) 18-4¾ (5.61); 7. Sondre Guttormsen (Nor) 18-4¾; 8. Alioune Sene (Fra) 18-1 (5.51).

JT: 1. Johannes Vetter (Ger) 279-9 (85.27); 2. Magnus Kirt (Est) 278-0 (84.74); 3. Chao-Tsun Cheng (Tpe) 276-7 (84.30); 4. Andreas Hofmann (Ger) 272-0 (82.92); 5. Jakub Vadlejch (CzR) 271-5 (82.73); 6. Thomas Röhler (Ger) 271-1 (82.63); 7. Bernhard Seifert (Ger) 270-1 (82.33); 8. Shivpal Singh (Ind) 265-4 (80.87); 9. Marcin Krukowski (Pol) 256-6 (78.19).

OSLO DL WOMEN’S RESULTS

200(-0.7): 1. Dafne Schippers (Neth) 22.56; 2. Crystal Emmanuel (Can) 22.89; 3. Jenna Prandini (US) 23.10; 4. Gabrielle Thomas (US) 23.11; 5. Jamile Samuel (Neth) 23.21; 6. Kyra Jefferson (US) 23.23; 7. Vitoria Cristina Rosa (Bra) 23.26.

Non-DL 800: 1. Halimah Nakaayi (Uga) 2:01.93 (1:31.10); 2. Selina Büchel (Swi) 2:02.32; 3. Diribe Welteji (Eth) 2:02.85; 4. Hanna Hermansson (Swe) 2:02.90; 5. Lovisa Lindh (Swe) 2:03.08; 6. Renée Eykens (Bel) 2:03.40; 7. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (GB) 2:03.45; 8. Noélie Yarigo (Ben) 2:04.88; 9. Carley Thomas (Aus) 2:05.78.

St: 1. Norah Tanui (Ken) 9:03.71 (WL);

2. Beatrice Chepkoech (Ken) 9:04.30 (6:03.51); 3. Hyvin Jepkemoi (Ken) 9:07.56;

4. Emma Coburn (US) 9:08.42 (AL) (x, 10 A);

5. Daisy Jepkemei (Ken) 9:10.54 PR; 6. Celliphine Chespol (Ken) 9:15.04; 7. Peruth Chemutai (Uga) 9:16.72; 8. Gesa-Felicitas Krause (Ger) 9:20.31; 9. Maruša Mišmaš (Slo) 9:20.97 NR; 10. Winfred Yavi (Bhr) 9:21.36; 11. Anna Emilie Møller (Den) 9:24.21 NR; 12. Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal (Nor) 9:28.99; 13. Mel Lawrence (US) 9:29.81 PR;… rabbit—Caroline Tuigong (Ken) (2:59.99).

100H(1.1): 1. Christina Clemons (US) 12.69; 2. Sharika Nelvis (US) 12.74; 3. Elvira Herman (Blr) 12.84; 4. Cindy Roleder (Ger) 12.93; 5. Nadine Visser (Neth) 13.00; 6. Isabelle Pedersen (Nor) 13.08; 7. Nooralotta Neziri (Fin) 13.18;… fs—Brianna McNeal (US).

400H: 1. Sydney McLaughlin (US) 54.16; 2. Dalilah Muhammad (US) 54.35; 3. Shamier Little (US) 54.92; 4. Kori Carter (US) 55.67; 5. Amalie Iuel (Nor) 55.80; 6. Anna Ryzhykova (Ukr) 56.26; 7. Léa Sprunger (Swi) 56.46; 8. Meghan Beesley (GB) 57.13.

Field Events

HJ: 1. Mariya Lasitskene (Rus) 6-7 (2.01) (out WL) (5-10¾, 6-¾, 6-2, 6-3¼, 6-4¼ [2], 6-5, 6-6, 6-7 [3], 6-8 [xxx]) (1.80, 1.85, 1.88, 1.91, 1.94 [2], 1.96, 1.98, 2.01 [3], 2.03 [xxx]);

2. Erika Kinsey (Swe) 6-5 (1.96); 3. Mirela Demireva (Bul) 6-4¼ (1.94); 4. Karyna Taranda (Blr) 6-4¼; 5. Iryna Gerashchenko (Ukr) 6-4¼; 6. Yuliya Levchenko (Ukr) 6-4¼; 7. Tonje Angelsen (Nor) 6-2 (1.88); 8. Morgan Lake (GB) 6-¾ (1.85); 9. Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukr) 6-¾.

TJ: 1. Caterine Ibargüen (Col) 48-6¼ (14.79) (out WL) (46-¾, 47-3, 46-5¼, 47-5, 48-6¼, 46-7¼) (14.04, 14.40, 14.15, 14.45, 14.79, 14.20);

2. Keturah Orji (US) 47-8 (14.53) (46-6¾, 47-8, 46-8¾, 47-2½, 46-10¼, f) (14.19, 14.53, 14.24, 14.39, 14.28, f); 3. Shanieka Ricketts (Jam) 47-3½ (14.41); 4. Kim Williams (Jam) 47-1½ (14.36); 5. Paraskevi Papachristou (Gre) 47-¾ (14.34); 6. Olga Saladukha (Ukr) 46-11 (14.30); 7. Patrícia Mamona (Por) 46-2¾ (14.09); 8. Kristin Gierisch (Ger) 44-11¾ (13.71); 9. Tori Franklin (US) 44-10¾ (13.68); 10. Rouguy Diallo (Fra) 38-10½ (11.85).

SP: 1. Lijiao Gong (Chn) 64-¼ (19.51) (61-10¼, 63-4¾, 62-9¼, f, 64-¼, 62-2½) (18.85, 19.32, 19.13, f, 19.51, 18.96); 2. Chase Ealey (US) 63-0 (19.20) (57-11¾, 63-0, 60-1, f, 58-11½, f) (17.67, 19.20, 18.31, f, 17.97, f);

3. Fanny Roos (Swe) 61-6¼ (18.75); 4. Danniel Thomas-Dodd (Jam) 61-3 (18.67); 5. Christina Schwanitz (Ger) 60-7¾ (18.48); 6. Aliona Dubitskaya (Blr) 60-4¾ (18.41); 7. Jessica Ramsey (US) 60-4 (18.39); 8. Michelle Carter (US) 59-11¾ (18.28); 9. Paulina Guba (Pol) 58-4½ (17.79); 10. Maggie Ewen (US) 56-9¼ (17.30). ◻︎

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