Moroccan runner Sofiane Bekkali won the gold in the 3000m steeplechase during the Doha meeting on Friday (May 13th), in the first round of the Diamond League in Athletics.

Al-Baqali (the gold medalist of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics) succeeded in winning after a fierce competition with the Ethiopian Lamesha Jirma, as he achieved a time (8:09.66 d), while Girma came second with a time (8:09.67 d), and the Kenyan Kibiwot Abraham third with a time (8:16.40 d). ).

Qatar’s Moataz Barshim came second in the high jump competition during the Doha meeting on Friday (May 13) in the first round of the Diamond League in Athletics, while the victory went to South Korean Wu Chang-hyeom with a distance of 2.33 metres, and Italian Gian Marco Tampere came seventh, who is Who shared with Barshim the Olympic gold in Tokyo 2020.

Iraqi runner Hussein Ali Nahi won the first place in the 100m race (the second group) and broke the Iraqi record with a very fast time of 10:10 seconds, to be first in the group with a number of world champions.

Qatari champion Mutaz Barshim and Italy's Tampere win the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (Getty)

Nahi’s participation in the Diamond League is considered honorable in his first appearance among adults; He broke the Iraqi record in a very short time that could qualify him to participate in the second round of the Diamond League, according to the timing of the first group race.

American Noah Lyle, world champion in the 200m race, won this race in Qatar, while Canadian Olympic champion Andre de Grasse finished outside the top three. Lyle, seeking to make up for his Olympic disappointment last summer when he was satisfied with the bronze, led from the start of the race to the end in 19.72 seconds.

Wind affects some competitions in the Diamond League

The winds prevented the world record holder from competing in the pole vault from Sweden, Armand Duplantis, and the competitions were postponed to Saturday (14 May).

Britain’s world champion Dina Asher-Smith was only third in her first 200m race of the year, with the Olympic bronze medalist winning; American Gabriel Thomas.

As for Kenyan young Noah Kibet (18 years), who emerged in public after snatching the silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade last March, he won the 800m race against Australian Peter Paul and Canadian Marco Arup, in his first race in the Diamond League. .

Results of other competitions in the Diamond League

Brazilian Alison Dos Santos won the 400m hurdles against his American rival Ray Benjamin in 47.24 seconds.

As for the American Kendra Harrison, the record holder in the 100m hurdles, she beat Nigeria’s Toby Amozan and Jamaican Brittance Anderson, after resorting to the official image to determine the winner.

It is noteworthy that the Diamond League competitions returned to Doha after a hiatus of 248 days, and 6 Olympic champions who won gold in the Tokyo Olympics are participating in the Qatari capital, in addition to 7 gold champions in the World Championships in Athletics in Qatar in 2019.

Athletes compete this year over 14 matches, including the Moroccan Rabat meeting on June 5, and the competitions will continue until September, the date of the final meeting in Zurich.

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