Norway's Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen set the fastest time of the season in Lausanne tonight ©Getty Images

Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen produced a performance of characteristic confidence and composure to run the fastest men's 1500 metres time of the season tonight, clocking 3min 59.05sec at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

It was a classic race by the Olympic champion as he hung back before moving smoothly to the front at 800m, and then moving inexorably clear over the final two laps.

Ingebrigtsen time bettered the previous 2022 best of 3.29.23, set as it happens by Britain's Jake Wightman in winning world gold ahead of Ingebrigtsen last month.

Abel Kipsang of Kenya came closest to him, finishing strongly in 3:29.93 ahead of Australia's Stewart McSweyn in 3:30.18.

If that victory was familiar, the triumph of double men’s world 200m champion Noah Lyles in the concluding individual track race was not.

Lyles got away to a terrible start but recovered to overhaul fellow American Michael Norman, the world 400m champion, as he negotiated the wide bend of the Stade de la Pontaise track where three years ago he set the meeting record - and then personal best - of 19.50sec.

In the circumstances his winning time of 19.56 was extraordinary, and Lyles - who bettered Michael Johnson's 1996 national and then-world record of 19.32 as he retained his title in Eugene last month in 19.31, is still hunting Usain Bolt's 2009 world record of 19.19.

Jamaica's Commonwealth Games 110m hurdles champion Rasheed Broadbell laid down another huge marker of his ambition, and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn reasserted herself after defeat in last month’s World Championships.

When the field got away in the 110m hurdles after what looked like but did not turn out to be a false start from Jamaica's Olympic champion Hansle Parchment, it seemed as if the double world champion Grant Holloway of the US was set for another win after getting a trademark sharp start.

Then the Jamaican challenge came - not from Parchment but Broadbell, who moved into the lead over the last two sets of hurdles, winning in a personal best of 12.99sec.

As Holloway faded, his American team-mate Trey Cunningham came through to beat him to second place, 13.10 to 13.11, with Parchment fourth on 13.13.

Camacho-Quinn, devastated by losing in Eugene, led from start to finish to clock a meeting record of 12.34, with Nigeria's Tobi Amusan, who won gold at the World Championships and set a world record of 12.12, second in 12.45.

Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela's world and Olympic triple jump champion, had made life difficult for herself in terms of setting a meeting record thanks to her 2021 effort of 15.52 metres, but she had a good go and won with a best of 15.31m.

Second place went to Jamaica's Commonwealth champion Shanieka Ricketts on 14.64m from Ukraine's European champion, Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk, who had a best of 14.31m.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn returned to winning ways in Lausanne ©Getty Images
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn returned to winning ways in Lausanne ©Getty Images

The women's 100m took place without two of its three pre-eminent Jamaican talents - and might have lost all of them - and was eventually won by Aleia Hobbs of the US in 10.87sec.

Second, 0.01sec behind, was world 200m champion Shericka Jackson, who appeared to have false started earlier but was allowed to remain as she had not infringed the legal reaction time

By then the race lacked Jackson's 35-year-old fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the five-time world champion, after she had picked up a niggle in warm-up on a track where she ran her fastest-ever time, 10.60sec, last year.

And soon it lacked Fraser-Pryce's successor as Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah - whose lower-key season lifted earlier this month as she won the Commonwealth Games title. 

The fastest living female 100m runner - thanks to her personal best of 10.54 in Eugene - blatantly false started to cause a second recall.

The women's 3,000m was a fascinating cocktail of athletic talent that was shaken and stirred with the result that Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba beat the longtime leader Alicia Monson of the US on the line after a massive charge over the final 30m to win in a meeting record of 8:26.80.

Niyonsaba, who had to move up from 800m after the World Athletics ruling on female runners with naturally high levels of testosterone, thus showed she had recovered from the foot fracture she suffered earlier this season.

Monson, who might have won had she not opened up her arms in an apparent victory signal at the finish, clocked 8:26.81, a personal best by 15 seconds, with double Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of The Netherlands fourth in 8:28.28, Britain's European and Commonwealth 1500m champion Laura Muir seventh in 8:30.53 and Germany’s European 5,000m champion Konstanze Klosterhalfen 12th in 8:45.36.

Femke Bol of The Netherlands, fresh - or relatively so - from earning a unique 400m-400m hurdles double at the European Athletics Championships before anchoring the women's 4x100m team to gold, maintained winning momentum over the hurdles as she won in a meeting record of 52.95sec ahead of Janieve Russell of Jamaica on 53.92.

India's Olympic men's javelin Neeraj Chopra won with a first-round effort of 89.08 metres, ahead of the Czech Republic's Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch, who had a best of 85.88m.

Morocco's world and Olympic men's 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali, who has suffered only one defeat in the last three years, never looked remotely like suffering a second as he finished more than 100m clear of the field to win in 8:02.45.

Marileidy Paulino, the Dominican Republic's world silver medallist, won the women's 400m in 49.87sec under pressure from Commonwealth Games champion Sada Williams of Barbados, who clocked 49.94.

Cuban athletes dominated the men's triple jump, with Andy Diaz Hernandez heading Lazaro Martinez and Jordan Diaz Fortun with a second-round best of 17.67 metres, with Martinez reaching 17.50m and Fortun 17.44m.

In the women's pole vault, 33-year-old Tina Sutej of the Czech Republic, who so nearly won the European title in Munich last week despite having numerous stitches in a long cut on her hand, earned victory on countback from Australia's Commonwealth champion Nina Kennedy after both had cleared 4.70m, with Finland's European champion Wilma Murto third on 4.60m.

Andriy Protsenko, Ukraine's world bronze medallist, won the men's high jump at the relatively modest height of 2.24m on countback from Qatar's joint Olympic and world champion Mutaz Barshim.

World and Olympic men's shot put champion Ryan Crouser could only manage 22.05m on a night when victory went to his fellow American Joe Kovacs on 22.65m.

Yesterday, at an outdoor venue in Ouchy, Sweden's world and Olympic pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis set a meeting record of 6.10m after defeating a field that included the world and Olympic silver medallist from the US, Chris Nilsen, who cleared 5.80m in what was not a Diamond League scoring event.