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Andre De Grasse wins 200 metres in Morocco

Andre De Grasse wins 200 metres in Morocco Andre De Grasse wins 200 metres in Morocco
Ellis Copeland | 17 July, 2017, 23:37

The Brazilian stole the show in Rio a year ago but failed in all three of his attempts at 5.40m.

Semenya‚ unbeaten in 25 races over two laps‚ ended second last in a slow 51.53sec - more than a second off her 50.40 personal best and way behind Miller-Uibo‚ the victor in 49.44.

"With three weeks to go to the world championships I am being cautious", added the youngest world 100m champion from 2011.

Ivorian Ben Youssef Meite was second in 10.01, while another Britain, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, was some way off the pace in third in a time of 10.18.

"I hope I can do something very special in London", ventured Ujah ahead of his clash with Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt next month. Roto looked off balance out of the blocks and battled to get the ascendancy, with Great Britain's Ujah Chijindu winning the race in a time of 9.98.

Ameer Webb of the USA was second with a time of 20.18, while Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes registered a time of 20.22 to finish third. "I was pushed in the bend but I wanted to finish strong today and to stay relaxed", said De Grasse. "The best athlete will win that race but I believe I have regained, so let them be prepared for surprises", Diamond Trophy holder Ferguson Rotich told The Standard Sports.

Nigeria's former queen of the track Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor (11.03 seconds) came from behind to finish fourth in the 100m event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat yesterday evening.

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Defending champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia made amends for failing to win in Rome by sealing success with a leap of 14.51m.

"I'm hoping to arrive at the worlds at my top level", said Ibarguen.

The Moroccan fans were served up a home 1-2-3 in the men's 1,500m won by Brahim Akachab, while Botswana's Nijel Amos, who has the fastest time in the world this year, won the 800m in 1min 43.91.

In the women's triple jump, Jamaican Kimberly Williams finished second with an effort of 14.31 metres. After doing a few run throughs, I felt some discomfort in my groin and with the World Championships a few weeks away, I decided not to take any risks by competing at the meet. "The time (49.80sec) is good but it is not very important for me now, what counts are the world championships".

Germany's Raphael Holzdeppe, an equally undefeated world champion in 2013, was second ahead of another Pole, Piotr Lisek, with both men clearing 5.70 - 10 centimetres more than the current world champion Shawn Barber of Canada.

Like numerous athletes on show, De Grasse, seen as the heir to Bolt when the Jamaican great calls it quits after London, was using the event as a warm-up for the world championships in London from August 4-13.

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