P.T.S Meeting: Blessing Okagbare goes sub 11 and sets Slovak all comers 100m record

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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare ran her third sub-11-second 100m of her season at the P-T-S Meeting in Samorin, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver level series, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump destroyed the women's 100m final, by finished first in 10.98 (-0.1m/s) nearly half a second ahead of Ireland’s Ciara Neville (11.47). Okakbare's time was the first sub 11 seconds ever recorded on Slovak soil and the 21st time in her career, 19 times more than her compatriot Mary Onyali.

Another highlight of the meeting produced Panama’s Alonso Edward, the 2009 World championships silver medalist, who won the 100m and 200m. He first took the 100m dash in 10.18 (0.6m/s), as USA’s veteran Michael Rodgers was 2nd in 10.23. Less than an hour later he claimed the 200m in 20.22 (-0.1m/s), his fastest times since 2018, with Yancarlos Martinez clocking 20.35 for the second place.

Edgar Rivera broke the 10-year-old Mexican high jump record with 2.31m. He produced a clean sheet until 2.26m. He then set a new lifetime best of 2.29m on his 2nd try before clearing 2.31m on his third attempt.

Elsewhere, Great Brittain's Jemma Reekie dominated the women's 800m in 1:59.60. 

British athletes celebrated another victory in Samoirin as Jess Turner comfortably won the women’s 400m hurdles in 54.89. She broke the 30 year years old meet record but missed her PB by only 0.12.

Grenada's World champion Anderson Peters won the competition with 82.81m. The 2013 world champion the Czech Republic's Vitezslav Vesely was 2nd with his best throw of 82.38m.

See the full meet results here.

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