Thomas-Dodd wins shot put at Hungarian meet

Commonwealth Games champion Danniel Thomas-Dodd was the only Jamaican winner at the István Gyulai Memorial International Athletics Meeting in Hungary on Tuesday. Thomas-Dodd threw 18.97 meters to win the women's shot put.

Reigning national Sportsman of the Year Federick Dacres with 67.67 meters, placed second in the men's discus throw behind Swedish winner Daniel Stahl 68.77 meters. Tissana Hickling with 6.37 meters was 6th in the women's long jump.

On the track, another Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell was second in the women's 400 meter hurdles in 55.65 seconds behind American Ashley Spencer 55.36.

Stephanie-Ann McPherson 51.76 was third in the women's 400 meters behind Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain 50.13 while Ristanna Tracey was 4th in 55.36.

Rasheed Dwyer had to settle for 4th in the men's 200 meters, clocking 20.46 behind American winner Christian Coleman 19.91.

Rusheen McDonald 45.87 and Javon Francis 46.57, ended 6th and 8th respectively in the men's 400 metres. The event was won by Bahamian Steven Gardiner 44.45.

Jaheel Hyde 51.59 and Malik James King 52.18, were 6th and 8th respectively in the men's 400 metre  hurdles which was won by American Byron Robinson 49.53.

Andrew Riely with 13.70, placed eighth  in the men's sprint hurdles won by new American sensation Grant Holloway in 13.16.

Elsewhere, Akeem Bloomfield, Nikita Tracey and Junelle Bromfield were among the winners at Tuesday's meet in Luzern, Switzerland. Bloomfield won the men's 200 metre dash in 20.53 seconds ahead of Yohan Blake who was fifth in 20.64.

Tracey topped the women's 400 metre hurdles field in 55.44 ahead of fellow Jamaican Rhonda Whyte 55.72 seconds. Meanwhile, Bromfield ran 52.65 to take the women's 400 metres.

Former world record holder Asafa Powell returned a season's best 10.17 seconds but could only muster a fourth place finish.

Elsewhere, Duece Carter was a seventh place finisher in the men's 110 metre hurdles in 14.06 seconds; Nigel Ellis was third in the men's 100 metre 'B' final in 10.49 and Anastasia Leroy was 7th in section one of the women's 200 metres in 23.97 seconds.

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