Athletics: Richardson is trapped by Asher Smith and Rain

Wind, rain and hail: The opening of the Diamond League, Sunday in Gateshead, suffered greatly from extremely difficult weather conditions in the north of England, especially spoiling the test passed by Sharie Richardson, and the phenomenon of the new enemy of women dominated. By Dina Asher Smith Britton over 100 meters.

Wind, rain and hail: The opening of the Diamond League, Sunday in Gateshead, suffered greatly from extremely difficult weather conditions in the north of England, especially spoiling the test passed by Sharie Richardson, and the phenomenon of the new enemy of women dominated. By Dina Asher Smith Britton over 100 meters.

The American, who hit hard in April when she became the sixth fastest straight-line sprinter (10 seconds 72) at the age of 21 (10 seconds 72), was eagerly awaiting her first big showdown with world leaders away. But it failed to live up to its burgeoning reputation.

To the delight of Dina Asher Smith of Great Britain after winning the Diamond League 100 meters on May 23, 2021 in Gateshead

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In a very cold temperature (11 °), with continuous rain and rain from the front (-3.1 m / s), Richardson was trapped by local superstar Dina Asher Smith. The stopwatch did not logically exist, as the European four-way champion won in 11 seconds 35 against native Dallas (11 seconds 44) and Ivorian Marie Jose Ta Lu (11 seconds 48).

Jamaican Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce, double Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meters and another cast star in this high-profile race, took only fourth place (11 seconds 51).

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Richardson predicted in Doha

The first big outing for Richardson, who never ran outside his country before meeting Ostrava on Wednesday (winning over 200 meters in 22 seconds 35), should be forgotten rather. But there is no doubt that the American will find better context and milder skies on May 28 during the second stage of the Diamond League in Doha, where it will continue its tour.

However, she is impatient to take revenge on her, focusing on the grand interpretation of the Tokyo Olympics.

“I want to let the world know and let these ladies know that I am here to run as they have been doing for many years. I am here to show them what I can do,” she stated. , Still self-confident.

Norwegian Jakob Ingbrigtsen won the 1500m Diamond League on May 23, 2021 in Gateshead

Norwegian Jakob Ingbrigtsen won the 1500m Diamond League on May 23, 2021 in Gateshead

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Over 1500 meters, the Norwegian Jacob Ingbrigtsen made a smooth comeback with victory in 3 minutes 36 seconds and 27. The vagaries of the weather did not help the pole vault either, as American double world champion Sam Kendricks came out with barely better (5.74 m) than the world record holder. Armand Duplantes, whose height did not exceed 5.55 meters.

“I haven’t beaten Mondo since the 2019 Doha World Championship, but I would never say we are in a level playing field,” Kendricks said. It is on another level. Perhaps these are the circumstances that put us at the same level. It was the funniest competition of the year anyway. It was tough but it would have been much more difficult had it not been for the fans. The energy of the crowd behind us was very strong. “

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AFP / Gateshead (UK) (AFP) / © 2021 AFP

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