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3 Jamaican winners at Austrian meet

3 Jamaican winners at Austrian meet
Oshane Bailey wins 100m at Horst Mandl Memorial meet in Austria

GRAZ (AUT, Jul 30) – Three Jamaicans sprinters, Crystal Morrison, Oshane Bailey and Shashalee Forbes, secured victories at Saturday’s Horst Mandl Memorial meet in Austria.

Oshane Bailey ran 10.14, supported by a +2.5m/s wind, to win the men’s 100m dash. He earlier ran a wind-legal 10.26 in his heat of the event.

Oshane Bailey wins 100m at Horst Mandl Memorial meet in Austria
Oshane Bailey wins 100m at Horst Mandl Memorial meet in Austria

Shashalee Forbes, Bailey’s training partner at Sprintec Track Club at GC Foster College, took the women’s 100m dash in 11.11 (+1.4, just 0.01 behind her PB from 2017). She also won the 200m final in 23.30 (-0.4m/s wind).

Crystal Morrison topped women’s hurdles in 13.04 (+3.8m/s wind) ahead of Serbian Anja Lukic, 13.17secs.

Meanwhile, 2017 world champion Ramil Guliyev clocked 20.40 (+1.0) to win the men’s 200m. In other race, Czech Jiri Polak 20.68 (+0.9).

From an Austrian point of view, 5.65m, a personal best effort in the pole vault by Riccardo Klotz and a good 60.89 in the javelin by Victoria Hudson.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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