Jazmin Sawyers leaps to Berlin win as Eilidh Doyle prepares for Diamond League decider

04 September 2016

University of Bath-based long jumper Jazmin Sawyers beat a field including Olympic and World Champion Tianna Bartoletta to claim victory at the ISTAF Berlin meeting in Germany on Saturday.

Sawyers, who had finished eighth at the Zurich Diamond League two days earlier, cleared 6.62m to take top spot.

Next up for the Rio 2016 Olympian, coached by Alan Lerwell, is the IAAF World Challenge event in Zagreb, Croatia, on Tuesday.

Olympic bronze-medallist Eilidh Doyle, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, also competed at the Zurich Diamond League and finished third in the 400m hurdles in 54.55.

She heads to the season-concluding Brussels Diamond League meeting this Friday, looking for the points she needs to wrap up the Diamond Race title for 2016.

Winners of the Diamond Race – who top the rankings in their particular discipline at the end of the Diamond League season – receive a Diamond Trophy, a cash prize and a wild card for the IAAF World Championships.

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