American sprinter Fred Kerley claimed another victory in the 100-meter dash at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, Belgium, becoming the first man to win a Diamond League season in the 100, 200 and 400 meters.
More than 28,000 spectators enjoyed the last stage before next week’s finals in Zurich, Switzerland, and saw Kerley dominate in 9.94 seconds, escorted by compatriots Trayvon Bromell (9.97) and Michael Norman (9.98).
In the 400 m dash, American Michael Cherry also triumphed in 44.03 seconds, a meeting record, in his twelfth race of the year below 45, an unprecedented achievement. He was escorted by Kirani James from Grenada (44.51), Isaac Makwala from Botswana (44.83), Liemarvin Bonevacia from the Netherlands (45.00), Deon Lendore from Trinidad and Tobago (45.84) and Christopher Taylor from Jamaica (45.88).
In the 400 hurdles, Brazilian Alison Dos Santos scored a valuable victory in close competition, scoring 48.23 seconds, ahead of Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands (48.31), Yasmani Copello of Turkey (48.45) and Jamaican Jeheel Hyde (48.91).
In the pole vault, Swede Armand Duplantis won with a meeting record, 6.05 meters, followed by Americans Christopher Nilsen and K. C Lifgthfoot both with 5.85.
In the long jump, Steffin McCarter from the USA won with 7.99 meters, accompanied on the podium by the South African Ruswahl Saamai (7.95) and the Italian Fillipo Randazzo (7.89).
Christina Mboma of Namibia won the 200m with a time of 21.84 seconds, followed by Shericka Jackson of Jamaica (22.95), Dina Asher Smith of Great Britain (22.04) and American Sha’Carri Richardson (22.45).
In the 800s, the victory was in the hands of the Jamaican Natoya Goule with 1:58.09 minutes, ahead of the British Kaly Hodgkinson (1:58.16) and Jemma Reekie (1:58.77), and the American Kate Grace (1:59.22 ).
In the 100m hurdles, the first place went to Nadine Visser from the Netherlands with 12.69, the same time of second place, held by Nigerian Tobi Amusan. Megan Tapper of Jamaica was third with 12.77 and Gabriele Cunningham of the United States fifth with 12.89.
Finally, three Caribbeans stood out in the discus throw: the Jamaican Fedric Dacres was the men‘s runner-up with 65.17 and in ladies the conquest was for the Cuban Yaime Pérez with 66.47, accompanied on the podium by the American Valarie Allman (64, 45) and the Croatian Sandra Perkovic (65.14), while the Cuban Denia Caballero finished in the fourth box with 62.28.