Kishane Thompson underlined his status as the real deal heading into the Olympic Games as Shericka Jackson pulls up

World leader over 100 metres and current national champion Kishane Thompson underlined his status as the real deal heading into the Olympic Games, after he sped to 9.91 seconds to win the men’s 100 meters event this morning.  

This at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial Track and Field meeting in Hungary, where the Jamaicans are so far enjoying a solid outing. 

It was his fourth clocking under 100 metres this season dating back to the National Championship, as he got home ahead of Letsile Tebgo of Botswana and Akani Simbine of South Africa.  

Another Jamaican Rohan Watson was fourth 10.15 and his compatriot Michael Campbell seventh clocking 10.28 seconds. 

In the women’s equivalent, Tia Clayton grabbed second spot in 11.06 seconds, with MVP Track Club team mates Krystal Sloley third 11.15 seconds and Natasha Morrisson fourth 11.19 seconds. 

The 2022 World  Junior champion Tia Clayton was last 11.52 seconds. 

The race was won by Tamari Davis of the USA in 11 seconds flat. 

Meanwhile, Steven Gardener of the Bahamas won the men’s 400 meters, clocking 44.50 seconds with Sean Bailey of Jamaica just behind in a season 44.64 seconds.

The defending World 200 metres champion Shericka Jackson pulled up at 160 metres after holding a slight lead over a fast closing Julian Alfred in the women’s 200 metres final.

It was not immediately clear as to the medical status of Jackson.

In the end Alfred clocked a season best 22.16 seconds to win the event, with Daryl Neita second in 22.36 seconds, while Jamaican Lanae -Tavae Thomas finished third after crossing the line in 22.54 seconds.

The other Jamaican in the event Natasha Morrison in a season best 22.95.

Andrew Hudson was a second place finisher in the men’s 200 metres, after 20.37 seconds, behind the Olympic Champions Canadian Andre De Grasse who crossed the line in 19.98 seconds.

Alfred win the event will lead a Jamaican trio that includes Lanae -Tava Thomas and Natasha Morrisson in the Women’s 200 metres at 12:20 pm Jamaica time, while just before that the former national champion Andrew Hudson will run in the men’s equivalent at 12:10, where he will face the likes of Andre De Grasse of Canada and the American Ronnie Baker.  

Jamaica’s Christoph Bryan did not start in the men’s high jump event.


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