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Wayde van Niekerk sets world-leading 400-meter time of 43.62

Olympic 400-meter champion Wayde van Niekerk ran a world-driving time of 43.62 seconds on Thursday in his initially real race at his favored separation since the Rio de Janeiro Games. 

Van Niekerk picked the Athletissima meeting in the Diamond League arrangement for his initial 400 race outside his local South Africa this year, and his first anyplace since April. 

On a warm, as yet evening in Lausanne, the 24-year-old Van Niekerk added the 400 to the world-driving circumstances he likewise holds in the 200 and 300. 

"I didn't accompany a particular time as a main priority, however I am satisfied with this outcome," said Van Niekerk, who is favored to hold his reality title in London one month from now. 

Van Niekerk was 0.07 speedier than the past best 400 this season set by Fred Kerley of the United States. He set a world record of 43.03 in taking Olympic gold last August. 

Four other world-driving exhibitions were set, and the 30-year-old world record in ladies' high bounce was undermined by best on the planet Maria Lasitskene. 

Lasitskene cleared a season-best 2.06 meters before focusing on the 2.09 set in 1987 by Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria. 

The Pontaise stadium fell noiseless for Lasitskene's third and last endeavor yet the bar was sent slamming by the Russian. She contends as an impartial competitor while her nation is suspended from rivalry because of broad doping. 

Van Niekerk has shimmered this season in spite of avoiding his headliner since some relaxed home gatherings. 

The South African star set a world best of 30.81 in the at times dashed 300 a week ago. He took Michael Johnson's 17-year-old stamp by 0.04 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. 

Van Niekerk additionally has a world-driving 200 time of 19.84, set in Jamaica a month ago, and a 9.94 in the 100 that has him seventh on the planet list this season. 

Justin Gatlin, the previous Olympic 100 champion, has a best 0.01 slower than Van Niekerk this season, and he was not able beat it Thursday as he kept running into a slight headwind. The 35-year-old American timed 9.96 to edge Ben Youssef Meite of Ivory Coast by 0.02. 

Olympic spear champion Sara Kolak set a world-driving imprint and national record at 68.43 meters with her last toss. 

"Individuals in Croatia have exclusive standards and I need to satisfy that," Kolak said. 

Two Ethopian runners additionally set world-driving circumstances: Genzebe Dibaba's 4 minutes 16.05 seconds in the ladies' mile, and Muktar Edris with 12:55.23 in the men's 5,000. The initial three finishers all were speedier than Olympic champion Mo Farah's past world-driving time set in Eugene, Oregon, in May. 

Best on the planet Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands won the 200 out of 22.10 for her quickest time of the season. 

Olympic 800 silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi was quite recently outside Caster Semenya's reality driving time to win in 1:56.82. Runner-up Charlene Lipsey of the U.S. ran a vocation best 1:57.38. 

Different victors Thursday were: American Sam Kendricks, clearing 5.93 of every a furiously challenged shaft vault; Olympic champion Ryan Crouser of the United States in the shot put; and Aman Wote of Ethiopia in the men's 1,500.

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