Mena Crsuhes Cuban 200m Record with Stunning 19.63

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Reynier Mena smashed the Cuban 200m reord with a remarkable 19.63 seconds on Sunday (3) in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. He broke the 20-second barrier winning the 200m final at the Resisprint International. 

The 25-year-old Mena was a clear winner finishing more than three tens of a second ahead of France's Meba Mickael Zeze, who also clocked a time inside the 20 seconds setting a new personal best time of 19.97. Italy's Filippo Tortu took third with a time of 20.15 seconds.

Mena became the first Cuban athlete to the 200m faster than 20 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Mena set a new personal best time in the 100m  running 9.99 to take second place behind Sri Lanka's Yupun Abeykoon, who won in a lifetime best of 9.96.  (1.6m/s). Frenchman Zeze was third, also clocking a new PB of 9.99.

Cuba's Roger Iribarne won the 110m hurdles in a new lifetime best of 13.26.

In the women's short sprint events, Israel's Diana Vaisman claimed the victory in the 100m, setting a new national record of 11.06. She defeated the two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, who clocked 11.13.

Line Kloster ran a Norwegian record in the 400m hurdles with 53.91.

Beatrice Masilingi won the women's 200m with a new season's best time of 22.29.

Anna Kielbasinska of Poland won the 400m in 50.31.


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