Manyonga soars in Shanghai

Starting in the outside lane, the 22-year-old clocked a time of 10.04sec.

"When I saw the rain tonight I thought, "yes", said Prescod, who was only 0.01sec outside his personal best. "It is definitely the happiest moment in my time on the Diamond League circuit".

Shaunae Miller-Ouibo won the women's 200 in 22.06, and Steven Gardiner set a 400 meet record of 43.99 to beat out Botswana's defending Diamond League and Commonwealth champion Isaac Makwala.

South Africa's long jump sensation Luvo Manyonga proved too strong for the rest of the field in Shanghai on Saturday.

He landed at 8.43m with his fourth attempt, taking the lead from Chinese athlete Shi Yuhao on countback, and the South African went even further in the final round, producing a 2018 world lead of 8.56m to take a convincing victory. Jamaica's Commonwealth champion Danniel Thomas-Dodd was her closest rival with a best of 18.70m.

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal led a United States top four as she broke the 100m hurdles meeting record with a time of 12.50 from Sharika Nelvis' 12.52.

In other events, Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica surprised himself by edging Orlando Ortega of Spain in the men's 110-metre hurdles.

British nationals held in DR Congo freed
The park, which is a Unesco world heritage site, is home to critically-endangered mountain gorillas, lions, elephants and hippos. She was one of the Park's 26 female rangers and was highly committed, showing true bravery in her work.


The men's 800m produced a breakthrough victory for another young Kenyan, Wycliffe Kinyamal, in a meeting record of 1:43.91.

Olympic champion Delilah Muhammad won the women's 400 hurdles in 53.77, barely fending off a late charge from Commonwealth champ Janieve Russell, who lost by one hundredth of a second.

Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya won the women's 3000m steeplechase in 9:07.27, the fastest time this year. Britain's Andrew Osagie was seventh in 1:46.36.

Kenya's world 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruyiot was a victor of the 1,500m in 3:31.48, a 2018 leading time, ahead of Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera, who set a personal best of 3:31.63.

Ethiopia's Birhanu Balew won the 5000m in 13:09.64 from USA's Paul Chelimo with 13:09.66.

Colombia's Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen, who was unbeaten for nearly four years until losing at the 2016 Birmingham Diamond League meeting, maintained business as usual with victory in 14.80m, the farthest achieved so far this season.

In the men's pole vault, Canada's Shawn Barber finished fifth, clearing a height of 5.61m.

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