23rd May 2010, Diamond League Shanghai: David Oliver runs sub 13 in the 110m hurdles with a headwind to claim Shanghai victory.
-Doha, (May 14, 2010) Lolo Jones won the 100 meter hurdles by holding off a challenge from Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Canada to win the women’s 100 meter hurdles in 12.63.
She got slowly out of the block and clipped the first two hurdles before running flawless in the middle and final parts of the race.
She is indisputably back, making a mark on the inaugural IAAF Diamond League meet. Beijing proved not be golden for Jones and in 2009 she battled health issues after pulling a hamstring at Drake Relays.
Always her biggest critic.
“I hit two hurdles, so midway through the race I said there is no way I’ll win,” Jones said. “Then I started pulling things together. I was completed shocked I won. That I was able to get back in control, I was really proud of myself.”
She is looking like the sure-footed, burst of speed hurdler that we have come to know. Her mid-race surge in Doha is a flash back to the confidence shown by the LSU alum during the 2008 season.
An even more impressive 100 meter race by Asafa Powell was a highlight in the men’s race in the absence of fellow country man Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sprinter produced a wind-aided 9.75 seconds.
Bershawn Jackson ran down Kerron Clement in the final 20 meters to win the 400 meter hurdles in 48.66.