British sprinter, CJ Ujah, has won the 100m race at the Rome Diamond League with his season best of 10.02 seconds on Thursday.
CJ Ujah, 23, outwitted Jimmy Vicaut of France and Ronnie Baker from the United States as they both crossed the line at 10.05 seconds.
“My main focus now is to run free and be free,” Ujah said after the race as he now looks forward to partaking at the World Athletics Championships that is taking place in London in August.
But it was not all rosy for Britain’s athlete in the sprint category as Desiree Henry could only hit the sixth spot in the 100m women’s challenge. Dafne Schippers from Netherland won the race and was closely followed by Marie-Josee Ta Lou from Cote d’Ivoire and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye who clocked in at 10.99 seconds.
Russia’s Mariya Lasitkene who is the current world champion won the women’s high jump as an individual athlete as her country is currently banned from participating in International athletic events. While Morgan could only match her record of 1.9m of last season as she came in fourth in the race after suffering a setback.
Aries Meritt from the United States won the men’s 110m hurdles, clocking in at 13.24 seconds. In the women’s pole vault event, Katerina Stefanidi came out on top with a height of 4.85m
The women’s 5000-meter race was won by Hellen Obiro with a time of 14.18.37, which is now a world record.
Second Fiddle League
The Rome Diamond League is slowly gaining ground as it is beginning to catch up with the IAAF league but a lot of top athletics like Usain Bolt still boycott the event.