World 200m gold medallist Ramil Guliyev opened the year with a 10.31 100m win at the Austrian Top Meeting in Andorf.

Triple jump star Christian Taylor finished second in 10.59. Taylor ran a personal best 10.58 in heats.

“I had a bad starting reaction in the finals. But then I was able to make some ground. It shows for me for the triple jump this is the right speed,” said Taylor.

Guliyev felt something on his hamstring as a precautionary measure did not run the 200m.

Czech 22-year-old Jiri Polak won the 200m in new personal best of 20.83.

Home star Lukas Weisshaidinger won the discus with a throw of 63.71m. Susanne Walli topped the 400m with 52.90 PB ahead of Slovak hurdler Daniela Ledecka also PB 53.24.

Stanislava Skvarkova topped the 100m hurdles finals 13.03 (+0.7m/s wind) and missed her national mark only by 0.01.

Beate Schrott was second in 13.14.

Heptathlete Ivona Dadic clocked 11.74 for a new personal best 100m mark. She also ran a season-best 13.64 in hurdles.


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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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