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Caster Semenya, Carina Horn shatter SA records in Doha!

Caster Semenya, Carina Horn shatter SA records in Doha!”

Uganda's Albert Chemutai will take part in the IAAF Doha Diamond League on Friday night.

"It's always been a dream to set the national record and continue to push beyond my personal best", Semenya said. "I think we definitely achieved what we came here for".

Kenya's Nelly Jepkosgei was second with a PB of 4:00.99, while Ethiopia's Habitam Alemu came through for third with 4:01.41.

Samba secured a huge victory in the 400m hurdles, making his intention clear from the start and going on to cross the line in 47.57 for a Diamond League and Qatar record, plus the fastest time in the world since 2010.

Bradshaw's compatriot Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake finished fifth in the men's 200m, clocking 20.37 seconds.

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was second in 10.90, Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson third in 10.93 and Murielle Ahouré of Ivory Coast fourth in 10.96, while Carina Horn improved the South African record to 10.98 in fifth, going sub-11 seconds for the first time.

Pieter Conradie struggled to find his best form in the 400m men sprint and he settled for eighth position in 46.68.

Dafne Schippers was 6th with an SB of 11.03s.

Thomas Rohler led a German podium clean sweep in the javelin, his 91.78m not quite reaching his stellar effort of 93.20m, the second furthest ever, two years ago.

Reigning world, Olympic and European champion Sandra Perkovic thrived in the warm conditions, the Croat launching the discus out to a Diamond League and meet record of 71.38m on her third attempt.

Other South African participation saw 2008 Olympic long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena ending sixth in the triple jump with a season's best leap of 16.92m as Cuba's Pedro Pichardo won in another world-leading 17.95m.

Eilish McColgan, who represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, finished 12th in eight minutes 48.03 in the women's 3,000m.



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