The first leg of Diamond League series 2013 started in Doha with a great adrenaline and show.
In the men´s shot put Ryan Whiting threw a huge 22.28m (73’1″) to take the new world lead and also the new meeting record. Additionally, the 22.28m (73’1″) ranks him 12th in the all time shot put list. Germán Lauro added spice with the new area record of 21.26m (69′ 9″). Reese Hoffa followed him with a decent 21.01m (68′ 11″).
Sandra Perković was the queen of the women´s discus competition. She threw 68.23m (223′ 10″) which is the new meeting record and the new world lead.
The Olympic Champion Keshorn Walcott was 6th in the men´s javelin with 79.79.m (261′ 9″) Vítezslav Vesely took the victory with 85.09m (279′ 2″), Tero Pitkamäki was second with 82.18m (269′ 7″) and Andreas Thorkildsen third with 81.51m (267′ 5″).