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Quartet of Americans Win in Lausanne

INDIANAPOLIS - Tyson Gay, Ryan Whiting, Francena McCorory and Dawn Harper-Nelson nabbed wins in a strong 4th of July showing by the American athletes at the 8th stop of the Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The American women dominated the 100m hurdles, and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Harper-Nelson led the way as she claimed the win in 12.53 seconds. The U.S. swept the top four spots as Olympic bronze medalist Kellie Wells took second in 12.58, Lolo Jones was third in 12.60, and Nia Ali took fourth in 12.63.

Whiting won his third Diamond League title this year as he set a meet record of 21.88m/71-9.5 in the men’s shot put. Whiting sent the shot sailing past 21 meters on three occasions, with his best throw coming on his third attempt. Fellow American and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Reese Hoffa finished close behind in second with a mark of 21.58m/70-9.75.

In the women’s 400m, McCorory notched her first international win of the year as she held off a late charge by 2011 World champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana to take the win by only one hundredth of a second in 50.36.

Tyson Gay looked relaxed as he won the men’s 100m in 9.79 in a very fast field that produced four men under the 10-second mark. Asafa Powell of Jamaica was second in 9.88, and Mike Rodgers was third in 9.96. Gay continued his undefeated streak of winning every final he has entered this year. This was Gay’s second Diamond League win in the 100m this year, and Gay is now tied with Justin Gatlin in the overall standings for the event.

While it wasn’t a Diamond League event, David Oliver recorded a world leading time in the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.03. Reigning World Champion Jason Richardson was second in 13.20, and recently crowned USA Outdoor Champion Ryan Wilson was third in 13.27.

American Diamond League Results in Lausanne
1st, Ryan Whiting, men’s shot put, 21.88m/71-9.5
1st, Francena McCorory, women’s 400m, 50.36
1st, Dawn Harper-Nelson, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.53
1st, Tyson Gay, men’s 100m, 9.79
2nd, Kellie Wells, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.58
2nd, Erik Kynard, men’s high jump, 2.37m/7-9.25
2nd, Reese Hoffa, men’s shot put, 21.58m/70-9.75
2nd, Brittney Reese, women’s long jump, 6.96m/22-10
2nd, LaShauntea Moore, women’s 200m, 22.67
3rd, Lolo Jones, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.60
3rd, Kimberlyn Duncan, women’s 200m, 22.73
3rd, Dusty Jonas, men’s high jump, 2.30m/7-6.5
3rd, Mike Rodgers, men’s 100m, 9.96
3rd, Christian Taylor, men’s triple jump, 17.13m/56-2.5
4th, Nia Ali, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.63
4th, Justin Gaymon, men’s 400m hurdles, 48.81
5th, Natasha Hastings, women’s 400m, 51.08
5th, Carmelita Jeter, women’s 200m, 22.77
5th, Brandon Johnson, men’s 800m, 1:45.03
5th, Shannon Rowbury, women’s 1500m, 4:06.81
=5th, Brad Walker, men’s pole vault, 5.52m/18-1.25
6th, Kristi Castlin, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.68
6th, Lauryn Williams, women’s 200m, 22.94
6th, Gabriele Anderson, women’s 1500m, 4:07.46
6th, Joanna Atkins, women’s 400m, 51.41
6th, Joe Kovacs, men’s shot put, 20.02m/65-8.25
7th, Cory Martin, men’s shot put, 19.83m/65-0.75
7th, Chelsea Hayes, women’s long jump, 6.32m/20-9
7th, Bershawn Jackson, men’s 400m hurdles, 49.07
8th, Michael Tinsley, men’s 400m hurdles, 49.63
8th, Vashti Thomas, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.89
8th, Lea Wallace, women’s 1500m, 4:09.13, PB
8th, Gia Lewis-Smallwood, women’s discus, 60.24m/197-7
8th, Ashley Higginson, women’s 3,000m steeplechase, 9:49.62
10th, Morgan Uceny, women’s 1500m, 4:09.42

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