LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 30) — Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn continued her winning streak at the 2023 Lausanne Diamond League, marking her eighth successive victory in the 2023 season. The Puerto Rican sprint hurdler, who holds the world lead time of 12.31 seconds, clocked 12.40 seconds in the 100m hurdles event on Friday, despite running in a slight -1.4 m/s headwind.
Camacho-Quinn, who also holds the meeting record from 2022, held off the challenge from the world record holder and reigning world champion, Tobi Amusan of Nigeria, who finished second with a season-best matching time of 12.47 seconds.
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Tia Jones of the United States came in third, clocking 12.51 seconds.
“It felt great, but I also know on what I need to work on,” Camacho-Quinn said after the race. “I´ve been racing a lot lately, so I have not been able to work on what I want to work on.
“For now, I just want to have fun, enjoy the races, stay focused, calm and do the best that I can as I trust that everything will be taking care of itself.
“I like Lausanne very much, and the stadium´s atmosphere is spectacular. Being so close to the public gives you an incredible energy.”
Tobi Amusan was happy about her performance despite the defeat.
“I was executing what I have been doing,” she said. However, I came short tonight. I am always setting my own goals along with my coach, I don’t work on outside pressures.
“We hurdlers compete against each other all the time. It´s almost a dress rehearsal for majors like worlds or the games. We thrive in the midst of such competition. I will keep doing my best and accept wherever I finish at the end of the season.”
The 2022 European Champion, Pia Skrzyszowska of Poland, finished fourth with a time of 12.81 seconds.
The race, however, was a disappointment for Nia Ali, the 2019 world champion, who finished sixth with a time of 12.83 seconds. Ali’s season best is 12.53secs, but the two-time World Indoor champion never troubled the frontrunners today.
Meanwhile, the likes of Ali, Jones, and compatriot Alaysha Johnson, who was 8th in 14.36secs, now turn their attention to the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships in Oregon, scheduled for July 6-9.
Diamond League Women’s 100m Hurdles Standings Leaders
The Lausanne Diamond League, held at the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, is part of the Wanda Diamond League series. The series features 14 meetings, culminating in a final that brings together the world’s top athletes.
After two of six qualification meetings, Camacho-Quinn leads the Diamond League qualifiers standing with 16 points, followed by Ali with 9 points and Johnson with 8 points. Amusan is currently in fourth place with 7 points.
100m hurdles women’s event at the Lausanne Diamond League:
- Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (PUR) – 12.40 seconds (16 points)
- Tobi Amusan (NGR) – 12.47 seconds (7 points)
- Tia Jones (USA) – 12.51 seconds (6 points)
- Pia Skrzyszowska (POL) – 12.81 seconds (5 points)
- Ditaji Kambundji (SUI) – 12.83 seconds (4 points)
- Nia Ali (USA) – 12.83 seconds (9 points)
- Nadine Visser (NED) – 13.09 seconds (2 points)
- Alaysha Johnson (USA) – 14.36 seconds (8 points)
Diamond League Qualifiers Standing After 2 of 6 Qualification Meetings:
- Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (16 Points)
- Nia Ali (9 Points)
- Alaysha Johnson (8 Points)
- Tobi Amusan (7 Points)
- Tia Jones (6 Points)
- Megan Tapper (5 Points)
- Pia Skrzyszowska (5 Points)
- Tonea Marshall (4 Points)
- Ditaji Kambundji (4 Points)
- Reetta Hurske (3 Points)
- Michelle Jenneke (2 Points)
- Nadine Visser (2 Points)
- Sarah Lavin (1 Point)
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