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• Christian Coleman Wins 200m With 19.91 Seconds at Gyulai Istvan Memorial

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Christian Coleman's produced one of the highlights at the 2019 Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Székesfehérvár, Hungray on Tuesday, July 9.

Coleman dominated the 200m race from the gun clocking a new meet record and his new season's best time of 19.91 seconds. The 23-year-old American in the process beat the defending World champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey and Canadian Aron Brown, the 2-time World championships bronze medalist.

In the women's 200m dash, the Olympic 400m champion, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas clocked the joint 5th fastest time this year in the World of 22.19 seconds. Miller-Uibo finished miles ahead of Marie-JoséeTa Lou (22.76) and Jenna Prandini (22.88).

Grant Holloway, the 3-time NCAA champion, in his first professional race in his career claimed the 110m hurdles in a very fast 13.16 seconds. Brazilian Gabriel Constantino posted a new South American record of 13.18 seconds to take second place.

World record holder Kendra Harrison claimed the women's 100m hurdles in 12.60 seconds.

A World leading mark in the men's high jump produced Russia's Ilya Ivanyuk who cleared 2.33m.

Kenya's Michael Kibet clocked a blistering 23.6 seconds in the last 200m to take down defenging 5000m World champion Muktar Edris of Ethiopia in the men's 3000m.  Kibet flew across the finish line with the 7th fastest time this year in the World of 7:38.43 while Edris who in the final meters managed to beat his compatriot Telahun Haile clocked 7:39.52 to take second place.

Poland's Paweł Fajdek with a massive 80.49m thorw won the men's hammer while Alexandra Tavernier of France was the winner in the women's hammer throw with 72.84m.

In the women's long jump Russia's Yelena Sokolova leaped 6.81m to win the event. Sokolova defated Ivana Spanovic of Serbia by only one centemeter. 

See full meet results here.



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