Road To The Final - Paris Diamond League Headlines

The 2017 IAAF Diamond League season reached Paris on Saturday, as the world's top athletes had another chance to pick up valuable points on the Road To The Final.

It proved to be a night of upsets and decisive moments at the Stade Charlety. Here's a summary of the top headlines.

Thompson back in the running

Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson had drifted down the qualification standings in the women's 100m over the last few weeks.

She eased to victory in 10.91 in Paris to take her tally to 16 points. Though she is now second, and still yet to officially qualify, Thompson's passage to the Final now looks a lot smoother than it did before tonight.

Kendricks beats Lavillenie again

Sam Kendricks had twice beaten Renaud Lavillenie in this season's Diamond League before this evening, and he extended his streak, winning again after he cleared 5.82m.

Seven time Diamond Trophy winner Lavillenie couldn't use his home advantage, and is still without a win in this year's campaign. Second place did, however, provide him with enough points to secure qualification for the Final.

Jebet stumbles as others qualify

Ruth Jebet had been in a confident mood as she returned to the meeting at which she broke the world record last season.

Hinting that she might attack that same record tonight, Jebet was ultimately disappointed as she stumbled at the water jump.

Beatrice Chepkoech, Hyvin Kiyeng and Celliphine Chespol all finished ahead of her, each of them picking up enough points to secure their place in the Final alongside Jebet.

Shubenkov qualifies but he and McLeod are stunned

Many people might have expected a Jamaican to win the 110m hurdles in Paris, but few would have bet that it would be Ronald Levy and not Omar McLeod.

Levy charged home in 13.05, leaving Shubenkov in fourth and his compatriot back in seventh. Fourth spot was enough for Shubenkov to secure qualification for the Final, but McLeod still has work to do.

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