Shericka Jackson came out on top of her 200m battle with Shaunae Miller-Uibo at Tuesday’s (6 July) 11th Istvan Gyulai Memorial, known as the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix.
Jackson, drawn behind Miller-Uibo in lane 5, led off the curve and powered down the straight to take the victory in 21.96secs.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games 400m champion Miller-Uibo, who is still contemplating the 200/400m double in Tokyo, finished second in 22.15.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherland was third in 22.70.
Dating back to CAC in Santo Domingo 2010, today’s 200m clash was the 11th between Jackson and Miller-Uibo. Jackson won the first meeting, running 24.23 to Miller-Uibo 24.51.
In the 100m, Elaine Thompson-Herah ran 10.71, one-hundredth of a second outside her lifetime best, to beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 10.82.
Steven Gardiner and Stephenie-Ann McPherson win 400m races.
Stephenie-Ann McPherson ran an excellent race to win the women’s 49.99 seconds. American Wadeline Jonathas finished second in 50.70.
“I am pleased to come out here today and execute a good race,” McPherson said. “I travelled last week, and when you travelled for a very long time (journey), your legs get tired and stuff like that, so to come out here and run this fast, I am very pleased.”
Steven Gardiner beat a strong 400m field. Bahamian World champion Gardiner trailed slightly down the straight before finding an extra gear to pull away and across the line in 44.47.
Deadmon, who led them into the last 50 meters, finished second in 44.56. Michael Norman, the US Olympic Trials winner, was back in third, his time 44.65.
Britany Anderson, in the women’s 100m hurdles, finished fourth in 12.80. The event was won by World leader Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico in 12.34 ahead of Elvira Herman, 12.67.
Fedrick Dacres threw 65.08m for third in the men’s discus, won by Daniel Stahl of Sweden, 67.71. Tomas Walsh of New Zealand took the shot put with 22.22m.
Akani Simbine won the men’s 100m in an African record, 9.84secs, ahead of Michael Rodgers of USA, 10.00.
Justin Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic Games champion, finished sixth in 10.21.
Andre de Grasse of Canada ran the fastest time of the two 200m sections, 19.97. Americans Kenneth Bednarek, 19.99 and Erriyon Knighton, 20.03.
American Grant Holloway ran 13.08 to win the men’s 110m hurdles ahead of Orlando Ortega of Spain, 13.15. Jamaican Ronald Levy finished fourth in 13.25.