Dutch athletes Limarvin Bonifacia and Jochem Dauberre played a supporting role in the 400m race at the Diamond League in Birmingham. There was a great discus throw.
Bonifacia, the Dutch record holder of 44.48 seconds, finished sixth with a time of 46.37 seconds. Duber finished last in the race with nine athletes with a time of 47.61. Britain’s Matthew Hudson Smith won in Birmingham with a time of 45.32 seconds.
In the final B of the 100 meters race, Timir Burnett finished fifth with a time of 10.47 seconds. 19-year-old Xavi Mo Agok finished seventh with a time of 10.49, ahead of Joris van Goul (10.58). The Netherlands was also represented in Birmingham in the 4×100 metres. Burnett, Van Gaul, Hensley Paulina and Rafael Pogo finished fourth with a time of 38.88 seconds, while Canada won with a time of 38.31 seconds. Dutch women were excluded.
Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith won the women’s 100 meters with a time of 11.11 in the absence of Jamaican Olympic champion Ellen Thompson-Herrah, who suffered five minor injuries. In the men’s race, Canadian Aaron Brown was victorious 10.13. Slovenian discus thrower Christian See dazzled with a winning throw of 71.27 metres, the best in the world this year.
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