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Hamish Kerr wins Diamond League title

A big victory for Hamish Kerr at the Diamond League meet in Shanhai
Hamish Kerr wins the high jump in the Diamond League meet in Shanghai PHOTO: DIAMOND LEAGUE

New Zealand's world indoor champion Hamish Kerr has won the high jump event at the latest Diamond League meeting in Shanghai/Suzhou.

His best jump of 2.31 metres was ahead of Qatari Olympic champion Mutaz Essa Barsham by two centimetres in second with American Vernon Turner third at 2.27m.


Twenty-seven-year-old Kerr tried with two attempts at 2.33m and one at 2.35m but was unsuccessful.

Hi jump of 2.31m is 5cm short of his personal best.

In the women's javelin Tori Peeters finished seventh throwing a season-best 59.11 metres. Japan's Haruka Kitaguichi won with a distance of 62.97m.

Maddi Wesche finished sixth in the women's shot put final.

Doha is the next Diamond League stop. It starts May 10th. 


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