IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels

The Athletics Championships ended a great summer on a Mondo track.


This year's the final of the Diamond League was held in Brussels. The 39th edition of the Memorial Van Damme was of the highest level, and gave the audience a series of great performances on the Mondotrack at the King Baudouin Stadium. One of the highlights of the evening was the challenge between the Dutch Dafne Schippers (200m world champion in Beijing) and the American Allison Felix (400m world champion in Beijing) in the 200m. In the end the victory went to Schippers, who recovered in the final straightaway finishing with a time of 22"12. In the final of the men's 100m, Justin Gatlin has struggled to win with a time of 9"98. Behind him placed the Qatari Ogonude, which then dominated the 200 meter race, recording a new Asian record with a time of 19"97. The primacy of Africa was established, by the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon in the mile, running in 4'16 "71, just 4 seconds from the world record. The second African primacy of the evening, best world performance of the season, was made by the Tunisian Hariba Ghribi 3000m steeplechase, with a time of 9'05"36. Best world performance of the year for the Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, which in 5000 m stopped the clock at 12'53"98.

Watch the highlights of the evening