Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m at Diamond League in Silesia, Poland - results as it happened

Plenty of world record holders and recent world champions were in action as the Diamond League series visited the historic southern Polish region for the first time.

By Hayes Creech
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An historic day at the Slaski Stadium in Silesia saw Poland host an athletics' Diamond League event for the first time as several meet records were broken.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sent the crowd home happy at the Diamond League meet on Saturday (6 August) as she set a new world lead with a time of 10.66 to win the women's 100m.

In one of the other highly-anticipated events on the day, world champion and Fraser-Pryce's fellow Jamaican Shericka Jackson cruised to first place in the women's 200m with a time of 21.84 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Swedish superstar pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis sailed over 6.10m, while the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan and Femke Bol put in memorable performances in the women's 3000m and 400m.

Follow all the action below with Olympics.com's updates as they happened.

Most recent updates are displayed first; all times are local time (CEST).

5:55pm — Women's 100m: Fraser-Pryce sets new world lead

In the final event of the day, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce put the cherry on top of a day full of records with a new world lead time of 10.66 seconds. USA's Aleia Hobbs (10.94) and Côte d'Ivoire's Marie-Josee Ta Lou (11.00) finished in second and third respectively.

5:44pm — Women's 1500m: Ethiopia sweep podium

Diribe Welteji stole the headlines here with a personal best time and meeting record of 3:56.91 to finish ahead of compatriots Gudaf Tsegay (3:58.18) and Hirut Meshesha (4:00.93).

5:33pm — Women's 200m: Jackson a class apart

World champion Shericka Jackson of Jamaica was in unstoppable form in the hotly-anticipated women's 200m. Jackson finished comfortably ahead of Shaunae Miller-Uibo with a time of 21.84 seconds. Miller-Uibo clocked in at 22.35.

5:25pm — Men's 800m: Kenyans go one-two

Emmanuel Korir (1:45.72) and Ferguson Rotich (1:45.76) made it a memorable day for Kenya as they finished in first and second place respectively in the men's 800m. It was an especially notable performance for Rotich as he ran his season's best.

5:10pm — Men's 400m: Norman cruises to the top

Recent world champion in Eugene Michael Norman was a level above the field as he set a meeting record of 44.11 seconds, finishing above chief competitor Kirani James (44.55).

Michael Norman of Team United States and Kirani James of Team Grenada
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4:58pm — Women's 400m: More Dutch delight

Femke Bol competed over a flat course for the first time this year and set a national record, personal best and meet record all in one with a time of 49.75. Hometown hero Natalia Kaczmarek got the crowd cheering as she also put in a personal best performance, finishing just behind Bol in second.

4:47pm — Women's 3000m: Hassan regains form

Dutch star Sifan Hassan finished in first in the women's 3000m with a time of 8:39.27. The Tokyo 2020 5000m and 10000m gold medallist beat world 5000m champion Ejgayehu Taye of Ethiopia and world 10000m bronze medallist Margaret Kipkemboi.

4:31pm — Men's 100m: Revenge for Bromell

The Diamond League race was wide open heading into one of the most anticipated events of the day and it was a reversal of what happened in Eugene as Trayvon Bromell (9.95 seconds) finished just ahead of his USA team-mate Marvin Bracy (10.00).

4:22pm — Women's javelin: Joy for Kitaguchi

Japan's Haruka Kitaguchi was all smiles as she set a season best throw of 65.10m to win the women's javelin ahead of Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova (62.29m - SB) and Lithuania's Liveta Jasiunaite (61.79m).

4:17pm – Women's 800m: Wilson makes history

In the first ever instance that the women's 800m has been held in the historic Slaski Stadium, USA's Ajee Wilson returned to winning ways and edged compatriot Sage Hurta right at the very end with a time of 1:58.28 to set a meeting record.

4:06pm – Men's 400m hurdles: Dos Santos continues his fine form

As expected, the Brazilian won his fifth Diamond League event of the year, setting a meeting record of 47.81.

3:45pm – Women's 100m and women's shot put: Camacho-Quinn and Ealey break MRs

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn set a new meeting record of 12.34 in the women's 100m hurdles, a non-Diamond League event.

Earlier, Diamond League leader and world champion Chase Ealey broke another meet record in the women's shot put with a throw of 20.38m. Ealey maintained her 100 per cent record in this season's Diamond League and edged Eugene bronze medallist Jessica Schilder (NED) and recent Commonwealth Games winner Sarah Mitton (CAN).

Ealey competes at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022
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3:20pm – Men's pole vault: Mondo breaks meeting record

Pole vaulting superstar Mondo Duplantis broke a meeting record in Poland with a successful jump of 6.10m and expectedly finished in first on the day. The 22-year-old Swede, with the pressure off as he wasn't competing for Diamond League points, fended off the likes of USA's Christopher Nilsen and Poland's very own Piotr Lisek.

2:56pm – Men's shot put and hammer throw: King Kovacs and local heroes impress

USA's world silver medalist Joe Kovacs finished in first place in one of the opening events of the afternoon, holding off New Zealand's Tom Walsh to win the shot put.

Elsewhere, local heroes Pavel Fajdek and Wojciech Nowicki finished in first and second respectively in the men's hammer throw after impressing in Eugene, Oregon earlier in the summer. USA's world champion Brooke Andersen won the women's event, edging fellow American and world bronze medallist Janee Kassanavoid.

Joe Kovacs of the United States competes in the men's shot Put during the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea 2022
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1:30pm – Action underway

The afternoon's Diamond League action is now officially underway with the men's pole vault, featuring the likes of Olympic gold medallist and world record holder Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis of Sweden, followed shortly by men's and women's hammer throw and men's shot put.

12:50pm – Today's schedule

Good afternoon. Here is today's schedule of the Diamond League events taking place in Silesia, Poland:

  • 13:30 – Men's pole vault
  • 13:35 – Women's hammer throw
  • 13:35 – Men's hammer throw
  • 13:45 – Men's shot put
  • 14:50 – Men's triple jump
  • 14:55 – Women's shot put
  • 15:23 – Women's javelin
  • 15:33 – Women's 100m hurdles
  • 16:04 – Men's 400m hurdles
  • 16:09 – Women's high jump
  • 16:13 – Women's 800m
  • 16:25 – Men's long jump
  • 16:28 – Men's 100m
  • 16:37 – Women's 3000m
  • 16:52 – Men's javelin
  • 16:56 – Women's 400m
  • 17:06 – Men's 400m
  • 17:16 – Men's 800m
  • 17:28 – Women's 200m
  • 17:38 – Women's 1500m
  • 17:52 – Women's 100m

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