Ahye 4th in Shanghai Diamond League

Usain Bolt of Jamaica smiles as he looks back at his competition whilst winning the 100-meter semi-final sprint at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.-Reuters filepic

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson overcame a slow start to win the women's 100 metres, her second victory in as many weeks.

On Friday, the T.C. Williams (Va.) High graduate ran the 200m in an astonishing 19.90 seconds into a headwind at the Shanghai Diamond League, becoming just the fourth man to do so before turning 20.

Omar McLeod saw off a stellar field to win the 110 metres hurdles in 13.09 seconds, with the Olympic champion finishing ahead of Orlando Ortega, while Noah Lyles equalled the fastest time in the world this year in the 200 metres as the 19-year-old stopped the clock in 19.90. He notched up his personal best of 8.65m in April.

Olympic 110 meters hurdles champion Omar McLeod has made a decision to put his transition to a seven-step start on hold for this season, the Jamaican said on Friday.

Nine Jamaicans will participate in the event that follows the opening Diamond League meeting in Doha last week.

In Shanghai, Thompson will face off in the 100m with America's Tori Bowie for the first time since they went one-two in Rio, where Thompson became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 to win the 100m-200m double.

"Since the London World Championships is still months away, I will not think too much about it now and just horn my skills and keep a steady form", said Su.

Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri also hopes to return good times in her season opener while World 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett is targeting improved performance after a poor run in Doha.

In a change to the format, each event at the first 12 meetings of this season's Diamond League is now worth points, with the top-performing athletes then competing in the finals in either Zurich or Brussels later this year.

"My first time racing in Shanghai was in 2008, and nine years later I still enjoy running here".

South African Luvo Manyonga broke the Diamond League record with a massive jump of 8.61m in Shanghai on Saturday. China's Xie Wenjun finished third, while defending world champion Sergey Shubenkov was fifth and world record holder Aries Merritt sixth.

Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion, finished a disappointing fourth in Doha last week and decided his form wasn't good enough to compete in Shanghai.

The women's Shot Put will see two women who have already thrown over 19-metres, Hungarian Anita Marton, who was second in Doha and Daniella Bunch of the United States - taking on Chinese pair and home favourites, Gong Lijiao, the reigning World silver medallist and teammate Gao Yang. He tried to match Barshim with a 2.33m leap but failed in all of his three attempts. Kendricks won bronze in his Olympic debut in Rio in 2016 behind Lavillenie's silver.

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