Tori Bowie passed go to collect a women’s 200m world lead with her 21.99 finish. The 2015 World Outdoor 100m bronze medalist changed gears on the straightaway to gain a strong win over defending World Outdoor 200m champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Elaine Thompson of Jamaica. Schippers finished second in 22.11 with Thompson third in 22.16; American Jenna Prandini was fourth in 22.61 with Joanna Atkins fifth in 22.62.
In the women’s 100, University of Oregon alumna English Gardner was first out of the blocks and kept cruising, turning in a scorching 10.81 to win the women’s 100m on her favorite track. Tianna Bartoletta began closing late in the race to finish second in 10.94, with the Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure third in 11.01.