• Van Zyl Equals 200m Hurdles WR, Ennis- Hill in Comback Takes 3rd in 100m Hurdles

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South Africa's world championships medalist in 400m hurdles star LJ Van Zyl took the win at the 200m street hudrle race by equalling the world record on Saturday at the Great City Games in Manchester on Saturday May 9.


In a cold and rainy weather, Van Zyl dominated the 200m hurdles field with a time of 22.10 seconds to equall the world record in this rearly run event. The South African hurdler  Van Zyl beat American Ray Stuart 22.85s  and Olympic 400m hurdles Felix Sanchez of Dominican Replublic  23.05  who took 2nd and 3rd respectively. Video

In the women's long jump European double sprint champion, Dafne Shippers (NED), claimed victory with a leap of 6.40m. About an hour earlier Shippers finished in second in 150m race clocking 16.95. The 150m race winner Dina Asher-Smith posted 16.82 seconds. Video

In her comback Olympic heptathlon champion Jessican Ennis-Hill fisnished in third place in 100m hurdles with a time of 13.14 seconds. Tiffany Porter took the win in the race with fast 12.86 seconds, while Lucy Hattinon was second in  13.06.  Video

Cuba's Orlando Ortega beat world record holder Arries Merritt in a very exciting 110m hurdles race. Both athletes clocked equall time of 13.32 seconds, but after photo finsih review the victory was given to Cuban.  Video

World and Europen indoor champion Richard Kilty was defeated by American Mike Rodgers in the 100m race. Rodgers clocked 10.25 to Kilty's 10.29.  Video

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