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Ireland's Barr zooms to third place
03 Sep 2015 22:10
Ireland’s Thomas Barr coped admirably with the cold and blustery conditions in Zurich as he finished with a flourish to claim third place in the 400m hurdles at the prestigious Diamond League meeting.
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Barr, who was only fifth clearing the final flight, powered through a head wind to the line to clock 49.79 seconds as Switzerland’s reigning European champion Kariem Hussein triumphed in 49.17.
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Rasmus Maegi of Estonia was second in 49.37.
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Two-time Olympic and world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce streaked to victory in the 100m in 10.93.
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Fraser-Pryce completed the night by anchoring the Jamaican team to a meeting record of 41.60 in the 4x100m relay.
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Britain's Greg Rutherford, who added the World Championship long jump title to his Olympic, European and Commonwealth gold medals in Beijing, showed his competitive grit after a long season to win on a countback from American Marquis Dendy and clinch the Diamond League trophy. Both men leaped 8.32 metres.
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Former Olympic champion American LaShawn Merritt won the 400m in a race which finished with the Beijing medallists again taking the top three places, but this time in a different order.
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The 2011 world champion Kirani James of Grenada, who finished third in Beijing, was second and South Africa's surprise world champion Wayde van Niekerk was third.
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James's second place was enough to give him the Diamond League Trophy for his event.
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Beijing bronze medallist Eunice Sum of Kenya surged to the front in the final 50 metres to win the 800m in 1:59.14 from Britain's Lynsey Sharp and pick up the trophy for her event.
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Another Kenyan, Asbel Kiprop, winner of the last three World Championship 1,500m titles, got the victory he needed to confirm his $40,000 prize.
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Qatar's Mutaz Barshim, who finished out of the medals in Beijing, won the high jump ahead of his close rival Bodhan Bondarenko of Ukraine with a leap of 2.32m.
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Sixteen finals were staged on Thursday at a meeting which featured 20 individual gold medallists from last month’s Wold Championships in Beijing. The remaining 16 events will be decided in Brussels on 11 September.
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