Monday 13 July, 2020

Janieve Russell clocks lifetime best for 2nd in 400mh at Shanghai DL

Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell.

Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell.

Jamaica’s world number two and Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell ran a lifetime best 53.78 seconds,  but it was only good enough for second place in the women's 400-metre hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond League in China, on Saturday.

Russell finished behind  Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad of the USA, who won the event in a season-best 53.77 seconds to deny the Jamaican in a close race.

The top two were well clear of third-place Sage Watson of Canada, who finished in a season-best 55.23.

Russell's Jamaican teammate Leah Nugent finished sixth in 56.54.

The Shanghai Diamond League is the second stop in the 14-leg circuit of the International Association of Athletics Federations' global circuit of premier one-day meetings.

OTHER JAMAICANS IN ACTION

Men's long jump - 8:36 am
Demar Forbes

Women's 200m - 9:14 am
Shericka Jackson

Men's 110m hurdles - 9:25 am
Ronald Levy
Omar McLeod
Hansle Parchment

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