• Meite goes sub 10 seconds in 100m in Prague

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Cote D'ivoire sprinter  Ben Youssef Meite went under 10 second barrier in the 100m to break his country's national record at the Memorial Josef Odlozil in Prague on Monday evening. 

The 2-time African champion Meite won the Memorial Josef Odlozil in Czech capital clocking 9.99 seconds to set a new Cote D'ivoire national record. It was the first time that the 29-year old sprinter ran the 100m below sub 10 seconds. He is also the 11th sprinter this year to break 10 second barrier with no wind assistance. 

South African champion Henrico Bruintjies finished in second with a time of 10.11 seconds beating Mosito Lehata of Lesotho by 0.01 seconds. 

The 2-time world indoor champion Pavel Maslak of Czech Rep. prevailed in the 400m run with a time of  45.61 seconds. Turkish athlete Yavuz Can was only  Just 0.1 seconds behind Maslak , meanwhile Israeli quarter miler Donald Blair-Sanford took third with a time of 45.95.

 Bahraini Alsadik Mikhou clocked an impressive 3:32.85 to set a new meet record in the men's 1500m. World indoor silver medalist Jakub Holusa (CZE) was second in his season's best time of 3:35.15.

In the women's 800m run, Iceland's 19-year-old  Anita  Hinriksdottir clocked 2:00.54 narrowly beating Indian runner Tintu Luka (2:00.61). 

Local hero Barbara spotakova topped the women's javelin in a new season's best mark of 63.79m.

Watch Men's 100m Race here.

See Full Meet Results Here.



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