Nicholas Kipkorir of Kenya celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s 5000m final of the Zurich Diamond League at Zexelautenplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland, 7 September 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH: Kenya’s Nicolas Kipkorir scored a quick wet finish in the men’s 5,000 meters as countryman Beatriz Chebet clinched the women’s title after a close battle in the Diamond League final in Zurich on Wednesday.

Kipkorir crossed the line in 12:59.05 at the City event at Zexelautenplatz in Zurich. South Sudan’s Dominic He Roquinho Morovar took his second place in 12:59.40, while American Grant Fisher took the bronze in 13:00.56.

“I aim to go higher to make history,” Kipkorir said. “This is the last competition. I will go back to Kenya. Then I will start preparing for next year.

“We have cross-country in March, so I will do my best to prepare for it. I want to be part of the Kenyan team.”

Previously, Chebet won the women’s title in better conditions with a spectacular late charge to make up for the silver medal she lost to Ethiopia’s Gudav Tsegay at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in July.

The 22-year-old Commonwealth champion crossed the line in 14:31.03, defeating 2019 world silver medalist Margaret Kipkenboy. Margaret Kipkenboi she finished second in 14:31.52 while Tsegei won the bronze in 14:32.11.

“It’s been a long season since the World Championships…so a good performance,” Chevet said. “I hope to come back next year and prepare for the Budapest World Championships and hopefully be the best.”

Joe Kovacs of the United States won the third best effort in men’s shot put history at 23.23m, and his compatriot and world champion Chase Ealy won the first Diamond Trophy in the women’s event at 20.19m. did.

“I’m very excited. I’ve had a lot of pitches over 22.80 meters this year.”

“I feel like I’m building up more and more. It feels good to click a box and do a 23-meter shot put. There’s a bigger pitch left in there.”

Olympic champion Gianmarco Tambelli takes on a challenge from JuVaughn Harrison to defend his men’s high jump title with a jump of 2.34m after Australia’s Nina Kennedy cleared 4.81m on her third attempt to win the women’s pole vault stopped.

The action continues on Thursday with 26 finals at the Letzigrund stadium, including the highly anticipated men’s and women’s 100m and 200m races.

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