Greene heads diamond winners

 

No athlete last night managed to add to the 83 world records that have been broken at Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, but plenty of one-carat diamonds were awarded to those who broke stadium records at the Grand Prix meeting.

America's Maurice Greene earned a $10,000 diamond when he blasted away from a high-quality 100 metres field to win in 9.90 seconds. Maria Mutola of Mozambique did the same in the women's 800 metres, taking victory in 1 minutes 56.71 seconds - the fastest in the world this year.

Noureddine Morceli again suggested that his best days may be over when Kenyan John Kibowen out-classed him in the mile, taking victory and a diamond in 3:51.32. It was the first defeat for the Algerian over the mile since 1990.

The final record attempt of the evening saw Moroccan El Mahoub Haida fail to take Sebastian Coe's mark of 2:12.18 for 1,000 metres, although he did he did get inside the stadium best of Steve Cram by winning in 2:15.18.

Ireland's Nicky Sweeney proved that he's over injury worries by throwing 64.82 metres - his best of the season - to win the discus at a seperate field-events meeting in Stockholm.