13 May, 2017

Repeat wins for McLeod, Perkovic and Kendricks

There was no meeting record for Omar McLeod, but the Jamaican retained his 110m hurdles title in 13.09 after a neck-and-neck tussle with Orlando Ortega in the traditional meeting closer.

And there was no national record for Sandra Perkovic either, but the Croatian notched up her fourth Shanghai victory in the women’s discus with 66.94m. Philip Milanov of Belgium won the men’s event with 64.94m as the experiment of holding alternate men’s and women’s rounds met was greeted warmly by the crowd.

Renaud Lavillenie achieved his goal of going above 5.70m in his first contest of the year, but the pole vault world record holder was beaten on the night by Sam Kendricks, who retained his Shanghai title with 5.88m to Lavillenie’s best of 5.83m.