IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat

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The race was won by Jamaica's reigning Olympics champion, Elaine Thompson who set a new 10.87 seconds meeting record with Ivorian girl, Marie-Jose Ta Lou second in 10.90 seconds while Trinidad and Tobago's Ahye Michelle-Lee finished third in 11.02 seconds.

De Grasse won both the 100 and 200 races at the Canadian track championships in Ottawa last weekend.

Meanwhile, there was a significant home win for Morocco's Soufiane El-Bakkali in the men's 3000m steeplechase.

Semenya, who has a personal best of 50.40 - set in Brussels a year ago - finished way off the pace in a time of 51.53.

Having improved his national record to 5.93 at last week's Lausanne Diamond League meeting, the 28-year-old from Bydgoszcz kept the winning habit, settling the competition with a first time clearance of 5.70 before making 5.85 at his third attempt. Nijel Amos of Botswana wins in the time of 1.43.91.

The Rio Olympic champion eased to a second victory of the season and set another meeting record with a 49.80 seconds, finishing nearly a second before runner-up Natasha Hastings of the USA.

Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser appears an unstoppable force as he heads towards the London World Championships.

The race was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who is now assured of a spot in the Diamond League final. Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic threw 63.73 to win.

In the men's high jump, Britain's Robbie Grabarz finished second behind Andriy Protsenko with a leap of 2.27m.

Jamaica's Kimberley Williams and Tajay Gayle will be participating in the women's triple jump and men's long, respectively. Fellow British athlete Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was third, clocking 10.18.

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.

Victory in a tactical women's 1,500m race was claimed by Poland's Angela Cichocka in 4:01.93, from home runner Rababe Arafi, who recorded 4:02.19, and 2013 world silver medallist Brenda Martinez of the United States, who clocked a season's best of 4:02.75.

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