Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chemos, Kiplangat win in Zurich Diamond League

Ethiopia’s Sofia Assefa was disqualified for lane violation leaving the women 3000m steeplechase title to Milcah Chemos at the 2012 Zurich Samsung Diamond League on Thursday night.
Milcah Chemos was earlier caught in the final hurdle before falling hard on the track to manage a tenth position finish (9:35.67). Her rival Sofia Assefa who powered to the finish line first in 9:21.32 was disqualified after officials found out she had stepped outside her lane to give Chemos the win with an aggregate of 12 points.    
In the men 5000m, Isaiah Kiplangat emerged victorious in 12:58.98 ahead of fellow compatriot Thomas Longosiwa (12:59.24) and United States’ Bernard Lagat (12:59.92). Kenya’s John Kipkoech finished fifth in 13:02.11.
In Javelin, African record holder Julius Yego debuted in the Diamond League with a remarkable fifth position finish, having a best throw of 78.74m. Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki won in 85.27m ahead of compatriot Antti Ruuskanen (83.36m) and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (82.95m).

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