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American Track And Field Standouts Score Podium Finishes In 6 Diamond League Events In Oslo

By Karen Price | June 07, 2018, 6:21 p.m. (ET)

Dalilah Muhammad carries the flag at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships on June 25, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif.


Olympic gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad was back on top Thursday at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Oslo, Norway, winning the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a season’s best time of 53.65 seconds.

Her winning performance was one of several top-three finishes by U.S. athletes at the track and field series’ latest stop. 

Muhammad was followed closely by fellow American Shamier Little, who also set a new season’s best time of 53.94 seconds and gave the U.S. a 1-2 finish.

Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn rebounded from a fall late in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in Rome last week to place second with a time of 9:09.70 in a tight race against Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng, who finished in 9:09.63. American Courtney Frerichs, who won silver at the world championships last year behind Coburn, finished fourth. 

In men’s shot put, Olympic champion Ryan Crouser finished second behind Tomas Walsh of New Zealand with a throw of 22.21 meters. Walsh set a meet record of 22.29 meters. 2016 Olympian Darrell Hill took third with a best of 21.20 meters.

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Sandi Morris took the top spot in women’s pole vault, clearing 4.81 meters for her second win of the Diamond League season. 

Tori Franklin, who set a North American record in the women’s triple jump in April (14.84 meters), finished second with a best of 14.57, not quite enough to beat Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia with a season’s best of 14.89. 

Phyllis Francis and Shakima Wimbley gave the U.S. a 2-3 finish in the women’s 400-meter. Francis, the 2017 world champion, finished behind Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser with a time of 50.47 followed by Wimbley in 50.53. The U.S. also claimed the next three spots, with Jessica Beard, Jaide Stepter and Courtney Okolo going 4-5-6. 

The series now moves to Stockholm on Sunday. 

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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