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Tobi Amusan wins at Stockholm Diamond League

Tobi Amusan wins at Stockholm Diamond League

…Emmanuel Bamidele second best in men’s 400m

…Ese Brume places fifth in women’s long jump

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan won the women’s 100m hurdles on a wet evening at the Stockholm Diamond League on Sunday.

The World champion and world record holder showed her class crossing the line in 12.52secs.

Amusan was clear favourite to win the race, with Olympics champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn not featuring.

Amusan and Camacho-Quinn had been involved head-to-head in two previous races in the last one week, with the Olympics champion winning, edging Amusan to third and second respectively.

Ireland’s Sarah Lavin finished second with a personal best of 12.73secs ahead of Poland’s Pia Skrzyszowska who was third in 12.78secs.

“I am excited to be out here competing and it is great to get the win on the back of Lausanne (silver),” Amusan said.

“The rain stopped but it was still very cold. I am not very happy with where I am but I trust in the process even when it is not necessarily processing right.”

In the opening track action of the evening, Emmanuel Bamidele was beaten to the first position by South Africa’s Zakhiti Nene who crossed the line in 45.30secs. Bamidele came close in second position in 45.48secs ahead of European champion Matthew Hudson-Smith, third in 45.57secs.

In her first Diamond League appearance of the season, Ese Brume was fifth in the women’s long jump event.

Italian sensation Larissa Iapichino won her second Diamond League of the season ahead of Malaika Mihambo of Germany. Iapichino won with a leap of 6.69m, while Mihambo secured the silver medal with a season’s best of 6.66m. Ivana Vuleta of Serbia finished third with 6.58m.

Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk was fourth with a jump of 6.55m, while Brume leaped 6.51m.

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