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Thompson records lone Jamaican victory at Istvan Gyulai Memorial meet

Newly-crowned national champion Kishane Thompson continued his impressive season, recording the only Jamaican victory at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial international meeting on Tuesday in Hungary.

Thompson clocked 9.91 seconds to win the event ahead of Botswana's Lestsile Tebogo who clocked a season's best 9.99 and South Africa's Akani Simbine 10.01. Fellow Jamaicans Rohan Watson and Michael Campbell were 4th and 7th respectively in 10.15 and 10.28 seconds.


There was an injury concern for 2-time world champion Shericka Jackson who stopped while leading the 200 metres. Jackson eventually walked across the line in 36.29.

St Lucia's Julien Alfred won the event in 22.16, while another Jamaican, Lanae Tava Thomas was third in 22.54 and compatriot Natasha Morrison 4th in a season's best 22.94.

Olympic-bound Sean Bailey was a second place finisher in the men's 400 metres. Bailey produced a season's best 44.64 for second in the men's 400 metres behind Bahamian winner Steven Gardiner in 44.50 seconds.

Meanwhile, Tia Clayton was second in the women's 100 metres, clocking 11.06 behind American winner Tamari Davis who posted 11 seconds flat for victory.

Fellow Jamaican Krystal Sloley was 3rd in 11.15 seconds, while Natasha Morrison was 4th in 11.19 and Tina Clayton 7th in 11.52.
 
Andrew Hudson was second in the men's 200 metres, clocking 20.37 behind Canadian Andre De Grasse who posted a season's best 19.98 to win.

In the field, national champion Ackelia Smith with 6.83 metres, took third in the women's long jump which was won by Natalia Linores of Colombia with 6.87 metres.  

And national champion and record holder Rajindra Campbell with 21.20 metres was 5th in the men's shot put. The event was won by Italian Leonardo Fabbri with 22.43 metres.

 

 



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