Rogers and Van Niekerk Among the Highlights at Meeting Madrid

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The Meeting Madrid, a prestigious event in the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver, took place on Thursday, June 21, at the Estadio Vallehermoso in the heart of Spain's capital. This electrifying event saw some of the most renowned track and field athletes, including Wayde van Niekerk, Abderrahman Samba, and Camryn Rogers, delivering outstanding performances. Dive into our detailed highlights and comprehensive report of this remarkable athletics meet.

World champion Camryn Rogers from Canada won the women’s hammer throw setting the meeting record with 77.76m in her second attempt. Rogers backed up this result with two more valid throws of 75.84m and 74.67m. Anna Purchase, training partner of Rogers, took second place with 71.79m beating Beatrice Llano from Norway (69.91m) and European champion Sara Fantini from Italy (69.84m).

Men’s 200 metres: 

World 400 metres record holder Wayde Van Niekerk from South Africa won the men’s 200 metres with his seasonal best of 20.29 into a headwind of -0.5 m/s beating his compatriot Akani Simbine (20.38).

Men’s 400 metres hurdles: 

Abderrahman Samba from Qatar, world bronze medallist in Doha 2019, won the men’s 400 metres hurdles in 47.97 setting his fastest time since 2021. European silver medallist Wilfried Happio from France finished second setting his seasonal best with 48.01.

Men’s 110 metres hurdles:

European silver medallist Enrique Llopis won the men’s 110 metres hurdles in 13.21 edging European champion Lorenzo Simonelli (13.24) and Asler Martinez (13.33). The Madrid race featured the top-six finishers of the European Championships final in Rome.

Men’s shot put:

Mohamed Douda Tolo from Saudi Arabia, Asian Games silver medallist in 2023, took the win in the men’s shot put improving the Asian record to 21.80m. Scott Lincoln from Great Britain also threw over the 21 metres barrier with 21.06m. 

Women’s 400 metres hurdles: 

Kemi Adekoya from Barhein, who finished fourth at the World Championships, claimed the win in the women’s 400 metres improving her seasonal best to 53.90. Alana Yukich finished runner-up improving her PB to 55.15 ahead of Lina Kloster from the Netherlands (55.38).

Women’s 100 metres hurdles:

Cindy Sember from Great Britain, fourth at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016, won the women’s 100 metres hurdles in 12.76 into a headwind of -0.9 m/s. Italian champion Giada Carmassi improved her PB by 0.04 to 12.91 beating Maakye Tjin A-Lim from the Netherlands (12.93) and Elisa Di Lazzaro from Italy (12.98).

Women’s triple jump:

Ilionis Guillaume from France leapt to 14.39m in the third round to take a surprising win in the women’s triple jump ahead of European champion Ana Peleteiro Compaoré from Spain (14.36m) and European silver medallist Tugb Danismaz from Turkey (14.10m).

Women’s 800 metres: 

Seven women broke the 2:00 barrier in a high-quality 800 metres race. Catriona Bisset from Australia won in 1:59.17 ahead of Ethiopia’s Workenesh Mesele (1:59.33), Habitam Alemu (1:59.44), Nigist Getachew (1:59.51), Lena Kandissanoun from France (1:59.70), Lorea Ibarzabal from Spain (1:59.80), Angelika Sarna from Poland (1:59.84) and Georgia Griffith from Australia (1:59.89). 

Men’s 800 metres: 

Eliot Crestan from Belgium followed his national record in the 600 metres in Liege with a win in the men’s 800 metres in a seasonal best of 1:44.28 holding off Adrian Ben from Spain (1:44.41), Edmund du Plessis from South Africa and Mark English from Ireland (1:44.53). 

Women’s 400 metres: 

Naomi Van de Broeck from Belgium won the women’s 400 metres improving her PB to 50.80. Sharlene Mawdsley from Ireland, European champion in the 4x400 relay in Rome 2024, finished second in 50.82 ahead of European 4x400 mixed relay silver medallist Alice Mangione from Italy, who smashed her lifetime best by 0.24 to 51.10. 

Men’s 400 metres: 

Elian Larregina from Argentina won the men’s 400 metres breaking the 45 seconds barrier for the first time in his career with 44.93. Liemarvin Bonevacia from the Netherlands finished second in 45.07 ahead of Zakhiti Nene from South Africa (45.20) and Italian record holder Luca Sito (45.29). 

Men’s 100 metres:

Arthur Cissé from Ivory Coast stormed to win in the 100 metres in 10.14 beating Owen Ansaha from Germany (10.21). 

Women’s 100 metres:

Local favourite Jael Bestue won the women’s 100 metres in 11.19 ahead of Lorène Bazolo from Portugal (11.28). 

Women’s 1500  metres:

Melissa Courtney Bryant from Great Britain won the women’s 1500 metres improving her seasonal best to 4:03.50 ahead of Spanish middle distance runners Esther Guerrero (4:04.20) Agueda Marques (4:05.58) and Federica Del Buono from Italy (4:04.73).

Men’s 1500 metres:

Romain Mornet from France took the men’s 1500 metres in 3:34.92 ahead of Javier Miron Caro from Spain (3:35.25) and Kieran Lumb from Canada (3:35.25).

Men’s javelin throw:

Marcin Krukowski from Poland threw to 81.90m In the fourth round to win the men’s javelin throw ahead of Andrian Mardare from Moldova (81.47m) and Alexandru Novac (81.30m).

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