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Aaron Brown was all smiles Saturday at a sun-splashed Hayward Field on after setting a season-best time of 20.07 seconds for a third-place end within the males’s 200 metres on the Diamond League’s 44th Prefontaine Classic.

Running in Lane 4, the Toronto sprinter climbed as excessive as second with the wind at his again earlier than 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago handed him on the straightaway and completed in 20.05. American Noah Lyles received in a world-leading and personal-best 19.69.

« I’m pretty happy. It was a really, really strong field, » Brown, 25, advised the BBC. « I knew all of the quick guys had been on the skin of me so I needed to be in good place coming off the curve and maintain on on the finish.

« It was a pretty good executed race and I’ll go back to training and see if I can do even better. »

American Noah Lyles set a private greatest time of 19.69 seconds to win, whereas Brown ran a season greatest time of 20.07 seconds, on the IAAF Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene Oregon. 5:30

At the Commonwealth Games in Australia final month, Brown stopped the clock in 20.34 at his season-opening 200 after posting the quickest semifinal in Games historical past in 20.18. He adopted that effort with an similar time on the season-opening Diamond League meet at Doha, Qatar, on May 4.

« I got third [Saturday] and in Doha I was fifth, » Brown stated, « so I’d like to keep climbing up and hopefully go under 20 [seconds for] a personal best. » Brown ran a PB of 20.00 on April 30, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

« Aaron should be a 19.90 or 19.80 guy and dipping under that in big races, » CBC Sports monitor analyst Donovan Bailey stated final August. « He certainly has great speed endurance, but he absolutely has to run the corner harder than he has [this season] in order to dip under 20 seconds more consistently. »

‘I sense a unique Aaron this yr’

Brown ran 20.13 within the 200 remaining final July on the Canadian championships and completed a making an attempt 2017 marketing campaign with a 20.17 effort in Brussels. He then turned in a season-best 20.08 on the world monitor and subject championships in his 200 warmth race however was disqualified for a lane violation at London Stadium.

« I sense a different Aaron this year, that he has a plan to improve, » Bailey stated earlier this season. « He’s no longer afraid to compete and when he gets to the final [of a race] he has no fear running his own race, staying relaxed and running smoothly. I’m very happy that mentally, he’s finally [arrived] and can put it together in the big race. »

Lyles, final yr’s Diamond League champion, has received all 4 of the Diamond League races he has entered. He ran a 19.83 PB at Doha to interrupt fellow American Ameer Webb’s meet report of 19.85, set on May 6, 2016.

Last May in Shanghai, the 20-year-old native of Gainesville, Fla., ran a world-leading 19.90 and returned from damage to seize the circuit’s remaining occasion in Brussels in September.

Alysha Newman injured in warmup

Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman should wait to check her new poles in competitors after being pressured to withdraw on Saturday after injuring her left knee in warmup.

« I’m not sure what the diagnosis is but it doesn’t look good. She was unable to continue, » Newman’s coach Doug Wood stated in a textual content message to CBC Sports, including the London, Ont., native has battled tendinitis « for a bit. »

On May 4, the 23-year-old used poles from an area membership in Doha, Qatar, and positioned seventh on the season-opening Diamond League meet with a clearance of 4.54 metres, at some point after her eight poles had been snapped in transit.

Newman, who matched her personal-best of 4.75 to win a gold medal on the Commonwealth Games in April, was eyeing the meet report of 4.72 in Eugene and was planning to make use of the competitors as a « building block » to realize her final objective of Olympic gold at Tokyo in 2020.

American Jenn Suhr, 36, shattered the meet report on Saturday, clearing 4.85 for the victory, after Newman had defeated the Olympic champion finally yr’s adidas Boost Boston Games.

Great Britain’s Eliza McCartney, who cleared 4.70 to earn silver at Commonwealth Games, set a PB of 4.85 in Eugene to position second whereas 2016 Olympic silver medallist Sandi Morris of the United States was third (4.70).

Ronnie Baker repeats in males’s 100

Sprinter Ronnie Baker lastly parlayed his constant success indoors to the outside monitor, upstaging up-and-coming American teammate Christian Coleman to win the lads’s 100 metres.

Baker, who entered the race with a world-leading time of 9.97 seconds this season, crossed the road in a wind-aided 9.78 seconds for back-to-back victories in Eugene, Ore. Coleman, 22, clocked 9.84 in his outside season debut after withdraw from the Diamond League meet in Shanghai two weeks in the past with a reported hamstring damage.

Baker received the lads’s 100m dash in a wind-aided time of 9.78 seconds. Canada’s Gavin Smellie completed in final place in a time of 10.16 seconds. 6:20

Reece Prescod of Great Britain rounded out the rostrum on Saturday, two weeks after recording a season-best 10.04 to win within the rain at Shanghai.

Canada’s Gavin Smellie, a late addition to the eight-man subject, was final in 10.16. The 31-year-old Brampton, Ont., resident changed reigning world 100 champion Justin Gatlin, who withdrew on Wednesday evening with reported tightness in his proper hamstring.

Last weekend, Smellie ran a wind-legal 10.01 private greatest — the fourth quickest time on the earth over 100m in 2018 — to win on the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ont.

Semenya shatters 800 meet report

Caster Semenya set a meet report within the 800 metres whereas controversy swirls a couple of rule that would restrict her from competing on the distance.

The South African defended her title within the occasion in a single minute 55.92 seconds, setting a meet report in addition to the highest mark on the earth this yr. American Ajee Wilson was second in 1:56.86.

South Africa’s Caster Semenya set a brand new girls’s 800m meet report, on the IAAF Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene Oregon, with a time of 1:55.92 5:47

Semenya is the two-time Olympic and three-time world champion within the 800. But she may very well be impacted sooner or later by a brand new rule that has drawn criticism.

The IAAF, monitor and subject’s worldwide governing physique, introduced final month that beginning on Nov. 1 it might restrict entry for all worldwide occasions from 400 meters by means of the mile to girls with testosterone ranges under a specified degree.

South Africa has stated it might problem the hyperandrogenism rule within the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Diamond League on CBC Sports

CBC Sports is offering dwell streaming protection of all 14 Diamond League meets this season at CBCSports.ca and by way of the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android gadgets. TV protection shall be featured as a part of the community’s Road To The Olympic Games weekend broadcasts all through the season.

The following is a listing of upcoming Diamond League meets:

  • Rome (May 31, 2 p.m. ET)
  • Oslo (June 7, 2 p.m. ET) 
  • Stockholm (June 10, 10 a.m. ET)
  • Paris (June 30, 2 p.m. ET)
  • Lausanne (July 5, 2 p.m. ET)
  • Rabat (July 13, 1 p.m. ET)
  • Monaco (July 20, 2 p.m. ET)
  • London (July 21-22, 10 a.m. ET, 9 a.m.)
  • Birmingham (Aug. 18, three p.m. ET)
  • Zurich (Aug. 30, 2 p.m. ET)
  • Brussels (Aug. 31, 2 p.m. ET)

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