Sparkles in the eyes!
Opening ceremony: DJ Martin Solveig just came to say hello!
The Herculis EBS Meeting starts off with a bang! DJ Martin Solveig's performance is exactly what we needed to begin this memorable night.
Men’s 1000m: Solomon LEKUTA wins the 1000m in front of young George MANANGOI
Despite difficulties for the athletes to follow the pacemaker, Solomon LEKUTA wins the 1000m right in front of Elijah MANANGOI's 17-year-old younger brother, George MANANGOI, with 2:17.42 on the timer. Nevertheless, MANANGOI takes a wonderful second place in 2:18.07, followed by the French runner Baptiste MISCHLER.
Women’s 400m: Shaunae MILLER-UIBO under 49 seconds for the first time since 2009 !
With an incredible 48.97s 400m race, Shaunae MILLER-UIBO (BAH) manages to become the world leader while simultaneously beating the Diamond League Record, Meeting Record, National Record and her Personal Best! Salwa Eid NASER (BRN) finishes second and beats her personal best in 49.08s.
Men’s 800m: A very quick men’s 800m breaking many records tonight in Monaco!
With a very competitive lineup in the men’s 800m, the race was definitely an entertaining one to watch for anyone in the public or at home. Nigel AMOS demonstrated an outstanding performance, by breaking the Meeting Record, and is now the World Leader in 1:42.14!
Nonetheless, the Canadian athlete Brandon MCBRIDE also excelled tonight, by breaking the National record, and his personal best in 1:43.20. The Spanish runner Saul ORDONEZ joined the two in third place, and just like Brandon, established a new National record and a personal best in 1:43.65.
The two Kenyan runners, Cornelius TUWEI and Jonathan KITILIT came in fourth and fifth position, running respectively in 1:43.82 and 1:43.91 .
Pierre Ambroise BOSSE made a quick comeback and was placed in sixth position, with his new seasonal best of 1:44.20.
Women’s 100m hurdles: Queen HARRISON wins and earns her season best at the 100m Hurdles
American athlete Queen HARRISON wins the women's 100m hurdles with a 12.64s race, followed by Dawn HARPER-NELSON (12.90s) and Yanique THOMPSON (12.92s). The French runner Solene NDAMA manages to beat her personal best at 13.01s!
Women’s 3000mSC: World record for Beatrice CHEPKOECH!
Beatrice CHEPKOECH was the big winner of the 3000m SC. With a time of 8 :44.32, she broke the old World record supported by the public. Courtney FRERICHS, second, improved her personal best of 3’’ (9:00.8s), and set a new American record! Peruth CHEMUTAI, Roseline CHEPNGETICH, Daisy JEPKEMEI and Winfref Mutile YAVI also improved her own personal bests!
Women’s 100m : Marie-Josée TA LOU wins the 100m!
By being the only sprinter under 11s, Marie-Josée TA LOU (CIV) wins the 100m in 10.89s, followed by Murielle AHOURÉ (CIV) and Elaine THOMPSON (JAM).
Men’s 1500m: New world lead for CHERUIYOT!
Timothy CHERUIYOT and Elijah Motonei MANANGOI were head to head in tonight’s 1500m race! However Timothy excelled in the last 100m and finished in 3:28.41, setting a new World Lead and a PB! Elijah set a season’s best with 3:29.64! Filip INGEBRIGTSEN set a PB and a National record in his third place in 3:30.01!
Men’s 110m Hurdles: Sergey SHUBENKOV does not disappoint at the 110m Hurdles!
SHUBENKOV wins the 110m hurdles with a 13.07s race with an impeccable performance. Meanwhile, Pascal MARTINOT-LAGARDE (13.20s) and Hansle PARCHMENT (13.21s) achieved their Season Bests!
Women’s 800m: Caster SEMENYA breaks the 800m meeting record!
Caster SEMENYA immediately took the lead within the first few meters of the race and finished in first place with 1:54.60, what a fast race! She established a new Meeting Record. Francine NIYONSABA followed Caster into second place, with Jamaican Natoya GOULE in third setting a National record and a PB in 1:56.15. Also, the french Renelle LAMOTE took the European lead!
Men’s 200m: Noah LYLES owns the 200m and sets a new world lead!
21-year-old Noah LYLES confirms how much of a wonderful performer he is, by celebrating his 19.65s win with a backflip! He sets a World Lead, Meeting Record and his new Personal Best!
Men’s 3000mSC: Soufiane EL BAKKALI made an incredible performance!
Soufiane El BAKKALI realizes the world’s best performance and his personal best of 7:58.15, followed by the American Evan JAGER, who ran his season best in 8:01.02.
Men’s high jump: Danil LYSENKO equals the meeting record!
Danil LYSENKO succeeds to jump 2.40m, and equals the World Lead, sets a new Personal Best and Meeting Record! Italian high jumper Gianmarco TAMBERI also manages to get his season best at 2.27m, with the help of a cheering crowd.
Women’s pole vault: High expectations with the Women’s pole vaulting event!
The bar was set high at tonight’s pole vaulting event, with a rapid increase in heights: 4.40/4.60/4.75/4.80/4.85m. The women showed strong determination and were not giving up easily, and many achievements taking place.
SIDOROVA Anzhelika sets a new PB tonight with 4.85m, and in joint second are Yarisley SILVA and Katerina STEFANIDI jumps at 4. 80m.Ninon GUILLON ROMARIN set a French Record with a 4.75 meter jump.
Men’s triple jump: Christian TAYLOR jumping his way to victory in the triple jump!
It was only on the second jump that American athlete Christian TAYLOR jumped his way into first place with a fantastic jump of 17.86, which is also is seasonal best! His continuous rival Portuguese Pedro Pablo PICHARDO took second place with a jump of 17.67m. Another American Omar CRADDOCK came in third place, with a jump of 17.37m.