The French European Champion later won his first 200 m of the season in 20.91. Murielle Ahoure continued in her winning series in women 60 m with 7.06 ahead of Barbara Pierre 7.14 and European force represented by Ivet Lalova 7.19 and Ezinne Okparaebo 7.20. In men hurdles Omo Osaghae returned to Kevin Craddock the Dusseldorf loss with 7.55 to 7.56. Close third Cuban Orlando Ortega 7.57 (but 7.55 in heats) and French guard Pascal Martinot-Lagarde 7.62 (7.61 in heats) and Dimitri Bascou 7.64.
Belarus World indoor medalist Alina Talai changed the order from Gent and won the women hurdles in 7.94 PB over Yvette Lewis 7.96 and Eline Berings 8.02. World leader at unusual 400 m hurdles by Cuban Yasmani Copello 49.54. Experienced US relay medalist Natasha Hastings won the 400 m in 51.80 ahead of Cuban Indira Terrero national indoor record 52.45.
In the women 800 m Moroccan Malika Akkaoui clocked 2:01.93 to win ahead of Belarus Maryna Arzamasava 2:02.20 and young Kenyan Winnie Chebet lifetime best 2:02.67. Two male distances brought high quality.
Olympic medalist Abdelaati Iguider of Morocco debuted into the indoor season with 3:38.24 ahead of Mahiedine Mekhissi 3:38.36 and young Ethiopian Teshome Diressa 3:38.51 with Benson Seurei fourth 3:39.84.
Paul Kipsiele Koech competed in third 3000 m in 5 days and clocked his fastest 7:38.61. Second Hayle Ibrahimov of Azerbaijan new national record 7:39.79 with Gent winner Albert Rop third 7:41.53. In two technical events home wins for Eloyse Lesueur 658 and Mickael Hanany 224.
Reprinted from RunBlog