Kishane Thompson Clocks 9.91s to win 100m Gyulai Istvan Memorial

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On Tuesday in Hungary, Jamaica's Kishane Thompson continued to dominate the 100m by securing victory at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level meeting held in Székesfehérvár. Thompson made an explosive start, pulling ahead in the first 30 meters, and crossed the finish line with a remarkable time of 9.91 seconds despite facing a strong headwind of -0.6 m/s. He outpaced Botswana's Letsile Tebogo, who finished second with a time of 9.99 seconds, and South Africa's Akani Simbine, who took third in 10.01 seconds.

Thompson's performance was especially significant following his breakout at the Jamaican championships on June 28, where he recorded a world-leading 9.77 seconds — the ninth fastest time in history — to claim the 100m title. This victory has solidified his status as a leading contender for the gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

100m Men Final wind - 0.6

1.Kishane THOMPSONJAM9.91
2.Letsile TEBOGOBOT9.99
3.Akani SIMBINERSA10.01
4.Rohan WATSONJAM10.15
5.Ronnie BAKERUSA10.18
6.Kendal WILLIAMSUSA10.20
7.Micheal CAMPBELLJAM10.28
8.Zalán DEÁKHUN10.69

Women’s 200 metres: 

World 60 metres indoor champion Julien Alfred won the women’s 200 metres improving her seasonal best with 22.16. European silver medallist Daryll Neita from Great Britain placed second with 22.36 ahead of Lanae Tava Thomas (22.54). Double world champion Shericka Jackson, who won the 100 and 200 metres at the Jamaican Trials, came off the bend in the lead, but she pulled up injured a few metres before crossing the finish-line. 

Alfred made her debut as a professional athlete on the international circuit at last year’s edition of the Memorial Gyulai. The Santa Lucian sprinter went on to finish fourth in the 200 metres with 22.05 and fifth in the 100 metres in 10.93 at the World Championships in Budapest. This year she won the world indoor title in Glasgow with 6.98. She clocked 22.16 indoors in Albuquerque and 22.58 outdoors in the 200 metres in Walnut and a seasonal best of 10.78 in the 100 metres at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston.

Men’s 200 metres: 

Olympic champion André De Grasse cruised to a win in 19.98 in the men’s 200 metres with a tailwind of +0.5 m/s. Andrew Hudson from Jamaica finished second in 20.37 ahead of Kendal Williams (20.52). De Grasse scored the second win of his career in Szekesfehrvar following his victory in 2021 in 19.97 a few weeks before his gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

André De Grasse: “I am feeling like my old self again. I am starting to get back my speed. Every Olympic Games are different. I am just going to go out there, remain focused and remember all the things that got me there”. 

Men’s discus throw: 

World record holder Mykolas Alekna from Lithuania threw to 70.20m in the sixth round to win the men’s discus throw. Alekna produced a second best of 68.28m in the fifth round, which would have been enough to win the competition. European champion Kristjan Ceh from Slovenia took second place with 67.99m 

Former European champion Andrius Gudzius from Lithuania took the early lead with a seasonal best of 66.57m in the third round. Ceh threw the discus to 67.99m to move into a short-lived lead before Alekna overtook the Slovenian thrower with a throw of 68.28m in the fifth round. The son of Lithuanian discus legend Virgilius Alekna extended his lead with 70.20m. 

Men’s hammer throw: 

Ethan Katzberg from Canada, world champion in Budapest, extended his winning streak to nine consecutive victories with 81.87m. Katzberg took the early lead with 80.38m in the first round before improving to 81.81m in round two and 81.87m in the third round. 

Katzberg returned to Hungary, where he won the world gold medal in the hammer throw in Budapest with 81.25m. The Canadian hammer thrower set the world lead of 84.38 at the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi (the farthest mark in the world since 2008 and the ninth best performance on the world all-time list) and recently won the national title in Montreal with 82.60m.

European bronze medallist Mykhaylo Kokhan also threw over the 80 metres barrier with 80.50m. Olympic champion Wojciech Nowicki placed third with 79.36m ahead of Bence Halasz (78.81m) and five-time world champion Pawel Fajdek (76.60m). 

Men’s shot put: 

European champion and world silver medallist Leonardo Fabbri won his tenth outdoor competition this summer season with 22.43m. and produced the three best throws of the evening.  Fabbri took the early lead with 21.80m in the first round an improved to 22.22m in the fourth attempt and 22.43m in the sixth round. 

The Italian star broke Alessandro Andrei’s Italian record with 22.95m in Savona and came very close to this mark last Saturday when he won in Pergine Valsugana with 22.90m. The shot putter coached by Paolo Dal Soglio produced five throws beyond 22.80m this season.

Leonardo Fabbri: “I expected a better result. It was very hot and my legs were tired. I focus on the Olympic Games in Paris after missing the final in Tokyo by 10 cm three years ago. I feel that it will be different. I will compete in the London Diamond League meeting on 20 July”. 

Jordan Geist, fourth at the US Trials, finished second with 21.72m in the fourth round. Chukubueka Ekenwechi took third place with 21.59m ahead of Olympic bronze medallist Tom Walsh (21.33m) and Jamaican record holder Rajindra Campbell (21.20m). 

Women’s 100 metres hurdles: 

Olympic champion Jasmin Camacho Quinn came through in the final stages to win her second consecutive race in the women’s 100 metres hurdles in 12.47 into a headwind of -0-2 m/s two days after taking victory in Hengelo in 12.39. Camacho Quinn claimed her third win in Szekesfehrvar after victories in 2021 in 12.34 and in 2022 in a wind-assisted 12.27. 

Nia Ali, world champion in Doha 2019, placed second in 12.54 ahead of this year’s NCAA Finals second placer Maribel Caicedo from Ecuador (12.69). 

Men’s 110 metres hurdles: 

Trey Cunningham won the men’s 110 metres hurdles in 13.21 ahead of Cordell Tinch (13.35). Cunningham missed out on Olympic selection at the US Olympic Trials but he bounced back with his second place behind Sasha Zhoya in a close photo-finish in Paris last Sunday. 

Men’s 400 metres: 

Olympic champion Steven Gardiner won the men’s 400 metres in 44.50 holding off Jamaica’s Sean Bailey by 0.04. Lythe Pillay from South Africa took third place in 45.24. 

Gardiner claimed the sixth win in his career in Szekesfehrvar. Gardiner competed for the first time at this meeting in 2015, when he won in a meeting record of 44.27 at the age of 19. Last year he improved his own meeting record to 43.74, becoming the winner of the Bojidar Spiriev Trophy, offered to the athlete, who achieves the best performance of the meeting. 

Women’s 100 metres: 

Tamari Davis won the women’s 100 metres in 11.00 beating Jamaican sprinters Tia Clayton (11.06) and Krystal Sloley  (11.15). 

Davis finished fourth at the US Trials in 10.91 in Eugene. Clayton won the world under 20 gold medal in the 4x100 relay and finished second in the 100 metres in 10.90 at the Jamaican Trials in Kingston. 

Men’s long jump: 

Olympic, world and European champion Miltiadis Tentoglou had a best jump of 7.65m after the first two rounds and took the lead with 8.18m in the third round and improved to 8.23m into a headwind of -0.6 m/s in the fourth round to win the men’s long jump. Tentoglou scored his third win of the season over world under 20 record holder Mattia Furlani, who leapt to 8.08m a few days after the high school final exam. Tentoglou beat Furlani at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow with 8.22m on countback and at the European Championships in Rome with his PB of 8.65m. Furlani set the world under 20 record with 8.36m in Savona and 8.38m at the European Championships in Rome. 

Women’s long jump: 

Natalia Linares from Colombia leapt to 6.87m into a headwind of -1.2 m/s in the sixth round to win the women’s long jump. Ackelia Smith from Jamaica, NCAA champion in 2023, finished second with 6.83m ahead of USA’s Quanesha Burks (6.76m). 

Women’s 400 metres hurdles: 

Kemi Adekoya from Barhein, Asian record holder and fourth at the World Championships in Budapest, won the women’s 400 metres hurdles with 54.13. Zeney Geldenyus from South Africa, finished second with 54.86. 

Men’s high jump: 

Dmytro Nikitin from the Ukraine cleared 2.24m in his first attempt to win the men’s high jump beating Brian Raats from South Africa, Oleh Doroshchuk from Ukraine and former world champion Donald Thomas on countback. Olympic, world and European champion Gianmarco Tamberi pulled out of the competition due to an injury on his femoral bicep.

Gianmarco Tamberi: “I hope it’s nothing serious, but the truth that 30 days from the Olympic Games even a crocked hair is serious. I hope with all my heart that I will be able to get back on the ground soon to continue pursuing what I have been working for every single day for the past three years now”.   

Women’s 3000 metres steeplechase: 

USA’s Logan Jolly won the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase with 9:29.75 ahead of Anita Konieczek from Poland (9:30.48) and Gracia Hyde from the USA (9:30.68). 

Men’s 3000 metres: 

Florian Bremm from Germany took the win in the men’s 3000 metres in 7:43.61 holding off Eduardo Herrera from Mexico (7:44.11), Isaac Kibet (7:46.59) and Ishmael Kipkurui (7:46.63).

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