STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Kerron Stewart was the only winner of 10 Jamaicans at the DN Galan Diamond League meet when she won the women's 100 metres here, yesterday.
The Jamaican clocked a modest 11.24 seconds to edge Alexandria Anderson of the United States by just 0.01 seconds. Barbara Pierre of the United States finished third.
In the women's 400m hurdles, Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic won in 53.70 seconds ahead of Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer and Dalilah Muhammad of the United States.
Meanwhile, LaShawn Merritt won the men's 400 metres in 44.69 seconds, more than a half-second clear of Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic, the bronze medallist at Moscow. Pavel Maslak of the Czech Republic was third.
David Oliver of the United States won the men's 110-metre hurdles in 13.21 seconds, 0.14 seconds ahead of Sergey Shubenkov of Russia.
And Svetlana Shkolina of Russia repeated her triumph from Moscow in the high jump, winning at 1.98 metres in a countback from countrywoman Anna Chicherova in front of the audience of 12,814 people. Another Russian, Mariya Kuchina, was third.
Sweden's Emma Green Tregaro — who created headlines in the Moscow qualifying heats for painting her fingernails in rainbow colours to support gay rights — once again competed with rainbow-coloured nails.
Green Tregaro was forced to compete with red nails in the final of the World Championships after track officials said the earlier gesture might violate the meet's code of conduct. The gesture had prompted Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to complain that Green Tregaro was disrespecting Russia, which has recently introduced a law that bans gay "propaganda" for minors.
Four-time world champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand won the women's shot put with a throw of 20.30 metres, breaking her own stadium record from last year, while Russia's Mariya Abakumova set a venue mark in the women's javelin at 68.59 metres.
In a men's 200m field with no big names, Serhiy Smelyk of Ukraine won in 20.54 seconds, 0.04 seconds ahead of Jaysuma Saidy Ndure of Norway. Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer was 0.1 seconds back in third.
In the distance events, Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti won the 1,500 metres in 3:33.59, ahead of Silas Kiplagat and Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba of Kenya. World champion Asbel Kiprop finished sixth.
Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya won the women's 800 metres in 1:58.84, edging Alysia Montano of the United States and Malika Akkaoui of Morocco. Abeba Aregawi, the 1,500 metre world champion from Sweden, placed sixth.
Three athletes earned a one-carat diamond during the early part of the programme after setting stadium records at the venue used for the 1912 Olympics.