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Daryll Neita and Molly Caudery in winning form in Doha

Daryll Neita and Molly Caudery in winning form in Doha

World-leading athletes impress at Diamond League as British sprinter makes it a double victory

Competing at the third Diamond League of the season on Friday (May 10), British duo Daryll Neita and Molly Caudery produced impressive early-season results.

Neita delivered a fast performance in the women’s 100m as she crossed the line in a time of 10.98 ahead of her USA competitors Tamari Davis (10.99) and Celera Barnes (11.02), with Great Britain’s Amy Hunt finishing in fourth (11.13).

It signifies a promising start to the outdoor season for the European 100m bronze medallist as she backs up her 200m Diamond League win in Suzhou last month (April). The 27-year-old ran 22.62 in the 200m which saw her beat a field that included 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States.

Daryll Neita (Diamond League)

Caudery, meanwhile, delivered a clean sweep in the pole vault up until the 4.83m mark – winning the competition with a clearing height of 4.73m. The world indoor champion would have been looking to edge closer to the British record of 4.90m held by Holly Bradshaw, with a current PB of 4.86m.

Australia’s Nina Kennedy followed behind Caudery in second place, reaching the same height of 4.73m after failing one attempt at 4.53m. Slovenia’s Tina Sutej finished third with 4.63m.

Molly Caudery (Diamond League)

The Qatari capital also saw multiple world-leading performances take place on the track.

In the men’s 400m hurdles, Brazil’s Alison dos Santos broke the Diamond League record as he ran a staggeringly quick 46.86 – the fastest time recorded for the distance in May.

Demonstrating his strength for the upcoming Paris Olympics, the 2022 world champion left his competitors behind in the final 100m as he surged ahead to become the new world lead. USA’s CJ Allen finished in second (48.39) with Wilfried Happio taking third (49.10).

Alison dos Santos (Diamond League)

Ethiopia’s Beatrice Chebet won the women’s 5000m in a world-leading time of 14:26.98, with Ejgayehu Taye in second (14:29.26) and Medina Eisa third (14:34.11).

It was a strong top-four USA team in the men’s 200m with Kenny Bednarek running 19.67 to win the 200m in Doha, bettering his 19.68 from the Tokyo Olympics which saw him get silver.

Bednarek eased away from his competitors in the final few metres as Courtney Lindsey finished second clocking 20.01 and King Kyree took third with 20.21.

Kenny Bednarek (Diamond League)

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