Another Underdog won the 2nd circuit of the Diamond League Shanghai. Bingtian Su took a win in front of his hme crowd. The China man clocked 10.09. Su blasted out and left everyone behind at the start. Rodgers had to work extra hard but ran out of track to catch Su.
The 27 year old Su is the first Asian of Asian origin to clock below 10 seconds which he achieved at Hayward Field 2 years ago with a 9.99 (+1.5) run and then did it again a few months later in Beijing. Su beat Mike Rodgers (US) 10.13, and Meite of Ivory Coast 10.15. Also the ageless Kim Collins was here and ran 10.30 for 6th place.
2014 Youth Olympic Games champin Noah Lyles, 19 won the 200 in 19.90 for the US, well clear of former world and olympic 400m Champion LaShawn Merritt 20.27 and Adam Gemili (GBR) 20.35. 2005 world silver medalist Wallace Spearmon limped home last in 21.06. Lyles was very impressive pulling away from the pack with impressive leg speed the last 70m and beating Merritt by 3.5m.
An interesting Mens 800 saw Kenya take 1st to 5th place.
Another very dominant win was by 2005 world champion Bershawn Jackson (US) in 400 Hurdles 48.63 from LJ Van Zyl (South Africa) 49.35 and Magi (Estonia) 49.38. Omar Mcleod of Jamaica won 110 Hurdles in
Luvo Manyoga (South Africa) had a very decisive win in the Long Jump 8.67m, from Gao (8.22) Huang (8.20) and Zhang (8.19) of China. Sam Kendricks of US took a 5.88m win in the Pole Vault from World Record Holder Renaud Lavillenie of France (5.83m). While Barshim of Qatar leapt 2.33m to win the High Jump.
Certainly not an Underdog was Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica who took an easy win and a world lead of 10.78. A very convincing win over the tall Tonia Bowie (US) 11.04, and Ta Lou (Ivory Coast) 11.07.