SZEKESFEHERVAR, Hungary – Former 100m world record holder, Asafa Powell, zeroed in on the century mark of sub 10’s, when he registered 9.92 for second in the Hungarian city on Tuesday (18 July).
It was his 96th effort in that area, but he was beaten in a new South African record by Akani Simbine at 9.89 (+1.9m/s wind). USA’s Mike Rodgers was third, 10.12 and Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis, back from early season injury, fourth, 10.13.
London 2012 Olympics champion, Grenada’s Kirani James, maintained his unbeaten season record to win the 400m with 44.60 over Tony McQuay (USA) 45.08.
There was sensational improvement for Donald Thomas after 9 years with a 2.37m clearance in high jump over Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR) 2.35m and Majed Aldin Ghazal (SYR) 2.31m in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Jamaica’s world leader, Omar McLeod, suffered another crash out in the 110mh coming in the wake of a similar mishap at the Monaco DL last Friday. Homeboy, Balazs Baji took the win in 13.33 (+1.2).
The only victory for the black, green and gold, came from Olympic and World gold medallist, Veronica Campbell-Brown who recorded 22.52 (+1.0m/s) for the 200 m win over US sprinters Shalonda Solomon, 22.63 and Tiffany Townsend also in 22.63.
Story done with the assistance of eme news