At a drizzly Stockholm Diamond League, Daryll Neita defeated fellow Briton Dina Asher-Smith to claim the women’s 200m victory. With a winning time of 22.50 seconds, Neita followed up her second-place finish in the 100 metres in Lausanne, and Asher-Smith (22.58) completed a British one-two.
Karsten Warholm, an Olympic champion and current world record holder, won the Stockholm Diamond League 400-meter hurdles race for men with ease in 47.57.
However, protesters disrupted the Norwegian’s race as they entered the track near the finish line.Three people kneeled on the ground and stretched a banner across six lanes, which other competitors ran through as they completed the race.
“It is permissible to protest, but this is not the way to do it,” Warholm told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. “It is disrespectful to those who are here to do a good job.”
Warholm, who was in lane eight and not affected by the protest, finished more than a second clear of his closest challenger, though the soaking wet conditions weakened the prospect of fast times on the track. British sprinter Reece Prescod ran 10.14 to finish second in the men’s 100m behind South Africa’s Akani Simbine, while Laura Muir was sixth in the women’s 1500m, one place behind Melissa Courtney-Bryant.
Muir faded slightly in the final straight as Freweyni Hailu led an Ethiopian one-two-three. World bronze medallist Matt Hudson-Smith was third in the men’s 400m in 45.57 seconds, while Jazmin Sawyers was eighth in the women’s long jump with a best of 6.25m.
The men’s pole vault competition – delayed until the inclement weather cleared in the Swedish capital – was won by home favourite Armand Duplantis.