STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sporting Alert – World-leader Christina Schwanitz continued her impressive form in the ring this summer by claiming another win in the women’s Shot Put – this time at the Stockholm IAAF Diamond League meeting on Wednesday.
Schwanitz, who owns four of the top five throws this season, including the world lead and lifetime best of 20.77m – produced an effort of 20.13m in the second round to ease victory in the Swedish capital and moved to 18 points in the Diamond League race.
The Germany World indoor and Outdoor silver medallist – who had seven of the 10 best throws in 2015 – also record marks of 19.90m, 19.94m and 19.66m in the first, fourth and fifth rounds on her way to taking her 10th victory on the outdoor season.
Finishing second to Schwanitz was American Michelle Carter with a measurement of 19.24m in the fourth round, while, European indoor champion Anita Marton of Hungary was third with a best mark of 18.74m in the fifth round.
Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand finished fourth with a throw of 18.69m in round two.
Adams, who is returning to competition after her surgery, collected four fouls in her last rounds.
Canada’s Tim Nedow took the men’s event with a season-best throw of 20.78m in the fifth round.
Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Mesud Pezer was second with 19.68m and third went to Kristo Galeta of Estonia with 19.03m.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, world champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia leaped to 14.69m to win the women’s Triple Jump competition.
Ibarguen, who recently won the Pan Am Games record in Toronto, Canada, did 14.59m, 14.51m, 14.49m and 14.60m in the first four rounds before passing her final attempt.
Olympic champion Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan followed her in the rankings with a mark of 14.30m, while world indoor bronze medallist Kimberly Williams of Jamaica, completed the top three places with a mark of 14.22m.
The action continues on later with the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica going in the women’s 100m, while Pan Am Games champion Luguelín Santos of Dominican Republic and Machel Cedenio of Trinidad And Tobago will continue their rivalry in the men’s 400m.
A solid women’s 800m field has assembled, with Americans Brenda Martinez and Molly Beckwith-Ludlow and Chanelle Price, as well as Rose Mary Almanza of Cuba, Jamaica’s Simoya Campbell and Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain, all in the lineup.