By MALIN RISING
2013-08-23 03:42 AM
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Kerron Stewart of Jamaica won the women's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League event in Stockholm on Thursday, clocking a modest 11.24 seconds to narrowly beat Alexandria Anderson of the United States.
Stewart edged Anderson by just 0.01 seconds in the first major athletics event since the world championships in Moscow. Barbara Pierre of the United States finished third, 0.05 seconds behind.
World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and other top runners didn't participate in the event.
Three athletes earned a one-carat diamond during the early part of the program after setting stadium records at Stockholm's Olympic Stadium, which was used for the 1912 Summer Games.
Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic won the women's 400 hurdles in 53.70 seconds ahead of Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer and Dalilah Muhammad of the United States.
Four-time world champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand won the women's shot put with a throw of 20.30 meters, breaking her own stadium record from last year, while Russia's Mariya Abakumova set a new venue mark in the women's javelin, throwing 68.59 meters.
In a field with no big names, Serhiy Smelyk of Ukraine won the men's 200 in 20.54 seconds, 0.04 seconds ahead of Jaysuma Saidy Ndure of Norway. Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer was 0.1 seconds back in third.
Also, Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti won the men's 1,500 meters in 3 minutes, 33.59 seconds, ahead of Silas Kiplagat and Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba of Kenya. Their countryman, world champion Asbel Kiprop, finished sixth.
Later, world champion LaShawn Merritt was set to compete in the men's 400, one of the few headline attractions at the Stockholm meet.