Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce impress in Stokholm Diamond League

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Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce looked in good shape as she blew away a mediocre field in the Stockholm Diamond League on Thursday night.

The Jamaican ran a 10.94 race, which is outside her season's best set in the USA last month, but as she looks ahead to next month’s World Championships in Beijing she can be satisfied with a good night’s work.

Elsewhere Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford had a good night winning the long jump with a distance of 8.34 metres.

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This was good preparation as Rutherford looks to complete his medal set next month. The Brit was in fine form and jumped well throughout the evening.

Mutaz Essa Barshim's struggles continued in the high jump as he came second after failing to go above 2.3 metres once again.

Barshim looks a shadow of the man who looked set to break to world record last season and is no longer favourite for the gold medal in China.

Great Brits

Britain’s Michael Rimmer performed well in the men’s 800 metre event taking third place at the line in a time of 1.45.

Martin Rooney also did incredibly well against a solid 400 metre field running a season's best of 45.41, finishing third in a race where he had a tough draw in the outside lane.

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Lynsey Sharp was unlucky not to win the women’s 800 metres, being pipped to the line by France’s Renelle Lamote after leading going into the home straight, Sharp finished in a respectable 2.29.

The world championship’s take place between the 22nd and the 30th of August

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