2022 Diamond League Final in Zurich: Fraser-Pryce, Ingebrigtsen, Lyles and Duplantis shine on day two

Relive the action from day two of the 2022 Diamond League Final in Zurich: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Noah Lyles, Tobi Amusan, and Armand Duplantis. 

By Ockert De Villiers
Picture by 2022 Getty Images

Athletics' premier annual series came to a climactic end at the Diamond League Final in Zurich on the second evening of action on Thursday (8 September). Diamond League Champion titles were up for grabs in the 26 finals. 

The finale delivered mouth-watering action, from Noah Lyles breaking Usain Bolt's 200m record to Neeraj Chopra becoming the first Indian athlete to win a Diamond Trophy. Five-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce highlighted her status as the sprint queen, while Alison dos Santos signed off with an unbeaten record in the men's 400m hurdles. 

Five meet records, two national marks and one Diamond League record were equalled or eclipsed, while four world leads were set over the two days of action starting on Wednesday.

Catch up on all the action as it happened below with Olympics.com's updates.

10:05 pm – Noah Lyles smashes Bolt’s meeting record

U.S. sprinting superstar Noah Lyles added another feather to his cap by breaking the 200m meeting record Jamaican legend Usain Bolt held since 2012. 
Lyles was rampant form in his pet 200m event, storming to victory in 19.52 seconds, half a second faster than his nearest rival. The impressive victory earned Lyles his fifth Diamond Trophy. 
Canada’s Aaron Brown (20.02s) finished second, adding the silver to the bronze he won earlier in the 100m, with Alexander Ogando of the Dominican Republic finishing third, sharing the same time.

10 pm – Shericka Jackson adds 200m gold to her 100m silver

World 200m champion Shericka Jackson came close to winning a rare Diamond Trophy double but will be happy with silver and gold in the 100m and 200m, respectively. 

The Jamaican was in a class of her own in the one-lap sprint, running away from the field to claim the title in 21.80 seconds. Olympic bronze medallist Gabby Thomas (22.38s) followed behind her in second place, with fellow American Tamara Clark (22.42s) finishing third.

9:55 pm - Neeraj Chopra achieves another historic feat

Olympic javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra achieved another historic feat by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a Diamond Trophy.
Chopra added the overall Diamond League title to the silver medal he won at this year’s World Championships with a winning second-round heave of 88.44 metres.
The Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch earned the second step on the podium with a top effort of 86.94m, with Germany’s Julian Weber taking bronze with 83.73m.

9:50 pm – Mondo Duplantis bounces back

World record-holder Mondo Duplantis brushed aside last week’s blip in Brussels, bouncing back by setting a meeting record of 6.07 metres. 

Duplantis suffered his only defeat of 2022 at last week’s Diamond League meeting in Brussels, where he cleared a best of 5.81m handing victory to world bronze medallist Ernest John Obiena of the Philippines. 

But the super Swede would make no such mistakes in the Diamond League Final as the only man to clear six metres on the night. Norwegia’s Sondre Guttormsen made a valiant effort to effect another upset, setting a national record of 5.86m for the silver medal. Olympic and world silver medallist Chris Nilsen of the U.S. bagged the bronze with a best effort of 5.81m.

9:40 pm – Emmanuel Korir denies challengers to claim 800m title

Olympic and world champion Emmanuel Korir of Kenya highlighted his class in the men’s 800m, overcoming a strong challenge from a quality field. Korir set a world lead of 1:43.26, after chasing down world bronze medallist Marco Arop (1:43.38) of Canada to clam the victory. World 1500m gold medallist Jake Wightman, who upset Korir a week ago in Brussels, had to be content with third place clocking 1:44.10.

9:15 pm: Alison dos Santos does it again

World 400m hurdles champion Alison dos Santos won his seventh Diamond League race of the season, capturing the Diamond Trophy with a meeting record of 46.98 seconds. 
The Brazilian sensation obliterated the field, beating the second-placed Khallifah Rosser (47.76s) of the United States by almost a second. Fellow American CJ Allen rounded out the podium with 48.21s.

9:05 pm – Femke Bol goes unbeaten to earn Diamond Trophy

Dutch star Femke Bol rounded off her season with her unbeaten run in this year’s Diamond League still intact to win the women’s 400m hurdles race in 53.03 seconds. Bol won a second successive Diamond Trophy in the process. 
The 22-year-old was level with former world record-holder Dalilah Muhammad coming into the home straight before stepping up a gear. Muhammad faded badly, with Gianna Woodruff (53.72s) of Panama finishing second, with Jamaica’s Janieve Russell finishing third in 53.77s.

9 pm – Bromell blasts to 100m gold

U.S. bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell was in fine fettle in the men’s 100m building on a superb start to race away with the victory in 9.94 seconds. Bromell was the only man to dip below 10 seconds on the night, with former world record holder Yohan Blake of Jamaica following in second with 10.05s. Canada’s Aaron Brown finished shortly on Blake’s heels with 10.06s.

8:50 pm - Soufiane El Bakkali finally gets his hands on Diamond Trophy

Olympic and world champion Soufiane El Bakkali made it look easy to win his first Diamond Trophy in the men’s 3000m steeplechase in a time of 8:07.67.

The Moroccan master ran another measured race pulling well ahead over the final lap, with Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale putting up a strong fight over the last two barriers to win silver in 8:08.56. Commonwealth champion Abraham Kibiwot finished third in 8:08.61.

8:25 – Sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blasts to 100m gold

Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce rounded off a spectacular season, winning a fifth Diamond Trophy in her specialist 100m sprint event, equalling the meeting record with a blistering 10.65 seconds. The five-time world champion was out of the blocks like a rocket to assert her dominance finishing ahead of Jamaica team-mate Shericka Jackson (10.81s) in second place. African record-holder Marie-Josee Ta Lou claimed bronze in 10.91s.

READ MORE: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: “Motherhood doesn’t diminish your capabilities”

8:20 pm - Jakob Ingebrigtsen adds another prize to his trophy case

Norwegian phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen added the Diamond Trophy to his growing list of accolades after demolishing a quality field in the men’s 1500m.
At the bell, Ingebrigtsen was secure in the driving seat and changed gears over the final stretch before bursting over the line in a world-leading time of 3:29.02. 
Kenya’s Abel Kipsang (3:30.27) followed in second place, and Australia’s Oliver Hoare in third with 3:30.59.

8:10 pm - Masterful Faith Kipyegon wins third Diamond Trophy title

Two-time world and Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon highlighted her dominance in the women’s 1500m, producing a blistering kick to leave the rest of the field flailing in her wake. Kipyegon capped her unbeaten season, stopping the clock at 4:00.44 for her third Diamond Trophy title. Ireland’s Ciara Mageean was the best of the rest, with a time of 4:01.68, edging Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu (4:01.73) for the silver.

8:05 pm - Yaroslava Mahuchikh leaps to high jump title

Yaroslava Mahuchikh produced one of the highlights from the field where she continued her bar-raising run in the women’s high jump. The Ukrainian sensation secured her maiden Diamond Trophy with a winning leap of 2.03m. She finished well ahead of countrywoman Iryna Gerashchenko in second place and Australia’s Nicola Olyslayers in third with 1.94m.

8 pm – Grant Holloway grabs 110m hurdles title

Two-time world champion Grant Holloway burst out of the blocks in the men’s 110m hurdles to lead the field across the barriers and over the line in 13.02 seconds. 

The U.S hurdler staved off a late challenge by Jamaica’s Rasheed Broadbell (13.06s) in second place, with compatriot and Olympic champion Hansle Parchment finishing third in 13.26s.

READ MORE: Grant Holloway's next hurdle

8 pm – Grant Holloway grabs 110m hurdles title

Two-time world champion Grant Holloway burst out of the blocks in the men’s 110m hurdles to lead the field across the barriers and over the line in 13.02 seconds. 

The U.S hurdler staved off a late challenge by Jamaica’s Rasheed Broadbell (13.06s) in second place, with compatriot and Olympic champion Hansle Parchment finishing third in 13.26s.

7:50 pm – Werkuha Getachew beats Yavi at the final barrier

Ethiopian world silver medallist Werkuha Getachew pipped Bahrain’s Winfred Yavi at the last barrier in the women’s 3,000m giving her hard-earned victory with a time of 9:03.57. Yavi (9:04.47) recovered from her hiccup to clinch the silver, with Kenya's Faith Cherotich bagging bronze in 9:06.14.

7:30 pm – World record holder Tobi Amusan dominates for 100m hurdles title

Nigeria’s world 100m hurdles record holder Tobi Amusan was in imperious form to clinch the Diamond League Trophy setting a meeting record of 12.29 seconds in the process. 
Amusan pulled away from the rest of the field to dip ahead of America’s Tian Jones (12.40s) and Britany Anderson (12.42s) of Jamaica. Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn had to be content with fourth place.

READ MORE: How Tobi Amusan became the fastest 100m hurdler ever

7:25 pm – Yulimar Rojas marches to her second Diamond Trophy

Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas claimed a second consecutive Diamond Trophy in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 15.28 metres. The world record-holder was the only jumper to surpass 15 metres to add to her growing legend. Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk fell short of the PB she set earlier this season, winning silver with a jump of 14.96m. Jamaica’s two-time world silver medallist and Commonwealth champion Shanieka Ricketts finished third on the podium with 14.85m.

READ MORE: Yulimar Rojas lays down her new focus: “I was born to jump 16 meters”

7:20 pm – King Kirani James bags third Diamond Trophy

Kirani James demonstrated his longevity, winning his first Diamond Trophy in the men’s 400m in 11 years. The Grenadian looked comfortable coming out of the final bend and held his line to race to victory in 44.26 seconds. He beat U.S athlete Bryce Deadmon (44.47s) into second place, with his compatriot Vernon Norwood rounding out the podium with 44.66s.

7:10 pm – Marileidy Paulino women’s one-lap crown

The women’s 400m opens the action on the track with world silver medallist Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic winning decisively, clocking a world lead and national record of 48.99 seconds. Her teammate Fiordaliza Cofil finished second behind her in 49.93s, with world bronze medallist Sada Williams claiming third in 49.98s.

17:35 - Thursday's Diamond League schedule in Zurich

The men's and women's triple jump competitions kick off proceedings 

Here is the packed schedule of the Diamond League events taking place in Switzerland on Thursday:

Thursday, 8 September

5:35 pm – Triple Jump (Women)

5:35 pm – Triple Jump (Men)

5:55 pm – High Jump (Women)

6:15 pm – Discus Throw (Men)

6:15 pm – Discus Throw (Women)

7:04 pm – 400 Metres (Women)

7:15 pm – 400 Metres (Men)

7:25 pm – 100 Metres Hurdles (Women)

7:33 pm – 3000 Metres Steeplechase (Women)

7:40 pm – Pole Vault (Men)

7:52 pm – 110 Metres Hurdles (Men)

7:59 pm – 1500 Metres (Women)

8:20 pm – Javelin Throw (Women)

8:20 pm – Javelin Throw (Men)

8:23 pm – 100 Metres (Women)

8:31 pm – 3000 Metres Steeplechase (Men)

8:49 pm – 100 Metres (Men)

8:59 pm – 400 Metres Hurdles (Women)

9:09 pm – 400 Metres Hurdles (Men)

9:19 pm – 800 Metres (Women)

9:31 pm – 800 Metres (Men)

9:42 pm – 200 Metres (Women)

9:52 pm – 200 Metres (Men)

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