World champion Noah Lyles notched up another victory in his rivalry with fellow American Michael Norman in the 200m at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne on Friday.
Lyles clocked 19.56 seconds, with world 400m champion Norman finishing second in a season’s best of 19.76sec.
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Lyles’ teammate Aleia Hobbs made up for the absence of Jamaican duo Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah to win the women’s 100m.
Fraser-Pryce, with six sub-10.70sec times to her credit this season, was a late withdrawal due to a “muscle sprain” she experienced during her warm-up. Thompson-Herah was disqualified for a false start in front of a sell-out 12,700-strong Stade olympique de la Pontaise.
Hobbs went on to clock 10.87sec for victory in a photo-finish ahead of a third Jamaican, world 200m champion Shericka Jackson.
Fraser-Pryce said she had been feeling discomfort in her hamstring. “Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be getting any better,” she said.
“As a precaution my coach decided not to risk racing at this point.”
In other major results, double-European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen set a world leading time of 3:29.05 as he won the 1500m ahead of Kenya’s Abel Kipsang.