Fraser-Pryce wins 100 at Doha Diamond League meet
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100 meters Friday in the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha, while Ivan Ukhov of Russia cleared a world-leading 2.41 meters in the men’s high jump.
Fraser-Pryce held off a late charge by Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria as the Olympic champion won in 11.13 seconds.
Ukhov set a Diamond League record by clearing 2.41 in his first attempt and then made one unsuccessful try at 2.43, which would have been a European record. American Erik Kynard was second after clearing 2.37.
Hellen Obiri also set a Diamond League record by winning the women’s 3,000 with the fastest time since 1993, clocking 8 minutes, 20.68 seconds to beat fellow Kenyan Mercy Cherono.
Asbel Kiprop of Kenya won the men’s 1,500 in a world-leading 3:29.18, while LaShawn Merritt took the 400 in 44.44.