De Grasse storms to Rabat victory, Miller-Uibo wins again

De Grasse storms to Rabat victory, Miller-Uibo wins again

De Grasse storms to Rabat victory, Miller-Uibo wins again

De Grasse won both the 100 and 200 races at the Canadian track championships in Ottawa last weekend.

Moroccan rising star Soufiane El-Bakkali claimed the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase in a personal best of 8:05.12.

Britain's Chijindu Ujah ran under 10 seconds in Rabat, Morocco, to set a new meeting record and secure his third 100m Diamond League win of the season. Poland's Pawel Wojciechowski won with a jump of 5.85.

His personal best is 9.96, achieved in July 2015.

Nijel Amos of Botswana crossed the line first with a time of 1:43.91, Kenya's Kipyeogon Bett was second in 1:44.28, and Donavan Brazier placed third at 1:44.62.

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Also, reigning world champion Shawn Barber of Toronto was fourth in pole vault, clearing 5.60 metres.

In the 800m, Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ont., clocked a season-best time of one minute, 45.01 seconds to finish fourth.

The race was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who is now assured of a spot in the Diamond League final.

Democratic Republic of Congo's Franck Elemba (20.16m) had to settle for a disappointing eighth place in the men's shot put, which was won by American Olympic champion Ryan Crouser (22.47) in convincing fashion.

World and Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen finished well clear of a field that didn't include the 21-year-old Venezuelan who beat her at last month's Rome Diamond League meeting, Yulimar Rojas.

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Andriy Protsenko of Ukraine was the only man to clear 2.29m in the high jump, and followed up with three unsuccessful attempts at 2.33.

Ivorian Ben Youssef Meite was second in 10.01, while another Britain, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, was some way off the pace in third in a time of 10.18.

The Olympic silver medalist stormed home in 20.03 seconds ahead of American Ameer Webb (20.18) and Britain's Zharnel Hughes (20.22).

Jackson will have her hands full against Miller-Uibo, who has two sub-50 clockings this season of 49.77 and 49.86, and American Hayes whose 49.72 makes her the fastest in the field and second quickest in the world behind Allyson Felix's 49.65.

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