Yousif and Rooney claim Diamond League podium double

Yousif and Rooney claim Diamond League podium double

01 September 2017 / 22:45

Rabah Yousif and Martyn Rooney both claimed podium finishes at this evening’s Diamond League meeting in Brussels.

The duo, two of Great Britain 4x400m bronze medal-winning quartet from this summer’s World Championships, were second (46.10) and third (46.29) respectively in the men’s 400m at the King Baudouin Stadium as they finished behind the Dominican Republic’s Luguelín Santos.

Meanwhile, Eilish McColgan set a new Scottish women’s 5000m record and moved fourth on British all-time list behind Paula Radcliffe, Jo Pavey and Zola Budd with a time of 14:48.49, which saw her finish eighth.

Lorraine Ugen was second in the women’s long jump but was unable to oust reigning Diamond League champion Ivana Spanovic, of Serbia.

The 26-year-old led with a successful attempt at 6.65m but Spanovic made 6.70 in the final round.

Eilidh Doyle had to settle for fourth place (55.04) in the women’s 400m hurdles as she was pipped to the podium by the United States’ Ashley Spencer while Laura Weightman was seventh in the women’s 1500m.

However, she produced a time of 4:00.71, her second quickest-ever and the fastest she has served up since 2014.

Holly Bradshaw was sixth in the women’s pole vault while Morgan Lake was joint-eighth in the high jump.

Back on the track, Zharnel Hughes and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake were sixth and seventh respectively in the men’s 200m while Elliot Giles crossed the line seventh in the 800m.

James Dasaolu and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, running from lanes two and nine respectively, were sixth and seventh in the men’s 100m, which was won by Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, while Adam Clarke recorded an eighth-placed finish in the 1500m.

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