Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, who placed 1-2 in both the 100 and 200 meters in London earlier this month, pulled off another 1-2 of sorts in Lausanne's Athletissima meet on Aug. 23. Bolt won the event's 200-meter race, which was part of the 2012 Diamond League schedule, in 19.58 seconds, while Blake won the meet's non-Diamond League 100 meter race in 9.69, tying Tyson Gay as the second-fastest 100-meter runner of all time, behind Bolt. Gay also ran in the event, taking second in 9.83.
Other Lausanne highlights included Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar winning the high jump, tying for the 2012 world lead by clearing 2.39 meters (7 feet, 10 inches), and Carmelita Jeter running 10.86 in the women's 100, to barely edge Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who was credited with the same time.
Jeter defeated Fraser-Pryce again, three days later, in Birmingham's Diamond League meet, the Aviva Grand Prix. Jeter won in 10.81 seconds to Fraser-Pryce's 10.90. In women's 800-meter action, 2008 Olympic gold medalist Pamela Jelimo ran 1:57.59 to defeat 2012 Olympic champ Mariya Savinova in Lausanne, but Savinova turned the tables and beat Jelimo in Birmingham, finishing in 2:00.40. Aries Merritt's 110-meter hurdles winning streak ended when he false-started in Lausanne, but the Olympic champion started a new streak by winning in 12.95 seconds in Birmingham.
Check out the full results from the Lausanne and Birmingham meets. You can also read two more Olympic recaps, taking a look back at London's middle distance and steeplechase competition, as well as multi-events and race walking.