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Athletics Stats: Winners of the Diamond League Rabat 2023 event-wise

The Diamond League 2023 season’s second meeting, also known as the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athletisme de Rabat, was held in Rabat, Morocco. The event included a total of 14 Diamond League events, seven for men and seven for women. The second leg of the Diamond League 2023 witnessed numerous meet records being broken and created. The league will now move to Ridolfi Stadium in Florence, Italy which will take place on June 2, 2023. The prestigious Diamond League will conclude on September 16 and 17, 2023, with the final taking place in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States.

Highlights from the Diamond League Rabat 2023

Soufiane El Bakkali, the reigning World and Olympic champion, delivered a sensational performance at the Diamond League 2023 Rabat, securing victory in the men’s 3000m steeplechase with a personal best time of 7:56.68 at the Wanda Diamond League event. El Bakkali’s remarkable achievement captivated the crowd, as he strategically followed the pacemaker, surpassing the first 1000m in 2:37.51, which was faster than the world record pace. 

While his pace slightly eased in the second kilometer, El Bakkali remained closely pursued by Getnet Wale of Ethiopia and Abraham Kibiwot of Kenya. However, he gradually extended his lead in each lap, crossing the finish line with a commanding margin and a personal best time. This was also the fastest steeplechase time achieved in the last 11 years and propelled El Bakkali to the eighth position on the world all-time list.

Gudaf Tsegay showcased her dominance in the women’s 1500m race. Starting strong, the world 5000m champion completed the first lap in 1:01.3 and reached the 800m mark in 2:03.6. Birke Haylom, a 17-year-old Ethiopian athlete, initially kept pace with Tsegay but couldn’t match her in the second half of the race. Tsegay’s victory was evident as she entered the home straight, eventually crossing the finish line in 3:54.03, setting an African all-comers’ record. The Ethiopians were remarkable in the race as they claimed all the top four finishes in the race. 

Yaroslava Mahuchikh, the world indoor champion in high jump, maintained her unbeaten streak in 2023, winning her ninth competition of the year with a world-leading jump of 2.01m. Leyanis Perez Hernandez of Cuba set a world-leading mark of 14.84m in the women’s triple jump, building upon her previous personal best. In the star-studded men’s 100m race, Fred Kerley claimed victory in a meeting record time of 9.94, with Akani Simbine finishing second in 9.99 and Ferdinand Omanyala securing third place in 10.05. 

The reigning world champion in the 200m, Shericka Jackson, comfortably won the event with a meeting record time of 21.98. Rasheed Broadbell emerged as the winner in the men’s 110m hurdles, overtaking world champion Grant Holloway in the final stretch. Kristjan Ceh, who is the world champion in discus throw, demonstrated his consistent performance by winning the event with a throw of 70.32m. Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the world and Olympic champion, made his outdoor season debut in the 1500m and crossed the finish line with a time of 3:32.59.

Winners of the Diamond League Rabat 2023 event-wise

EventFirstSecondThird
Men’s Discus ThrowKristjan Čeh (SLOVENIA) 70.32mDaniel Ståhl (SWEDEN) 69.21mAndrius Gudžius (LITHUANIA) 66.04m
Women’s 200mShericka Jackson (JAMAICA) 21.98sAnthonique Strachan (BAHRAIN) 22.15sTamari Davis (USA) 22.30s
Women’s 800mMary Moraa (KENYA) 1:58.72Catriona Bisset (AUSTRALIA) 2:00.11Sage Hurta-Klecker (USA) 2:00.62
Women’s 1500mGudaf Tsegay (ETHIOPIA) 3:54.03Freweyni Hailu (ETHIOPIA) 3:57.65Birke Haylom (ETHIOPIA) 3:57.66
Women’s 400m HurdlesShamier Little (USA) 53.95sRushell Clayton (JAMAICA) 54.15sShiann Salmon (JAMAICA) 54.42s
Women’s High JumpYaroslava Mahuchikh (UKRAINE) 2.01mIryna Gerashchenko (UKRAINE) 1.91mNadezhda Dubovitskaya (Kazakhstan) 1.87m
Women’s Triple JumpLeyanis Pérez Hernández (CUBA) 14.84mMaryna Bekh-Romanchuk (UKRAINE) 14.65mShanieka Ricketts (JAMAICA) 14.53m
Women’s Shot PutAuriol Dongmo (PORTUGAL) 19.28mJessica Schilder (NETHERLANDS) 18.85mJessica Woodard (USA) 18.65m
Men’s 100mFred Kerley (USA) 9.94Akani Simbine (SOUTH AFRICA) 9.99Ferdinand Omanyala (KENYA) 10.05
Men’s 1500mJakob Ingebrigtsen (NORWAY) 3:32.59Yared Nuguse (USA) 3:33.02Oliver Hoare (AUSTRALIA) 3:33.39
Men’s 800mEmmanuel Wanyonyi (KENYA) 1:44.36Wycliffe Kinyamal (KENYA) 1:44.73Benjamin Robert (FRANCE) 1:45.04
Men’s 110m HurdlesRasheed Broadbell (JAMAICA) 13.08Grant Holloway (USA) 13.12Hansle Parchment (JAMAICA) 13.24
Men’s 3000m SteeplechaseSoufiane El Bakkali (MOROCCO) 7:56.68Getnet Wale (ETHIOPIA) 8:05.15Abraham Kibiwot (KENYA) 8:05.51

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