2019 Rovererto Diary: Filippo Tortu wins 100m at the 55th Palio Città della Quercia

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Tortu_FilippoPort-IAAFgala18.jpgFilippo Tortu, photo by PhotoRun.net

Tortu_FilippoR-Rome18.jpgFilippo Tortu, photo by PhotoRun.net

Filippo Tortu is back on the track. One of the finest and most popular Italian sprinters is back on the winning ways, having competed in Rovererto earlier today.

Tortu is back with a win
ROVERETO (ITA, Aug 27): At the 55th Palio Città della Quercia meet (EA Premium) the comeback from injury was a winning one by Filippo Tortu with 10.21 (-1.5) over Hakim Sani Brown 10.28. Another Italian win in high jump as Alessia Trost cleared 192 on count back over Iryna Heraschenko 192. Sprints were marred by head-wind, Orlando Bennett from Jamaica clocked 13.49 (-0.2) hurdles, World champion Tori Bowie 11.42 (-0.4) over Slovenian Maja Mihalinec 11.47 in women 100 m. Stephanie McPherson won the women 400 m in 52.04, in men s race DL winner Akeem Bloomfield only third 45.74 beatan by Bahrain´s Abubakar Abbas 45.04 and team-mate Nathon Allen 45.43. European champion 2016 Sara Slott Petersen of Denmark improved her season top mark to win the 400 m hurdles in 54.89 ahead of Jamaican Janieve Russell 55.25 and Canadian Sage Watson 55.76. Kenyan wins in men´s distances. Collins Kipruto 1:44.42 in the 800 m over Jonathan Kitilit 1:45.38 and Michael Kibet 13.11.08 meet record in the 5000 m ahead of Eric Kiptanui 13:11.51 and Australian Pat Tiernan 13:15.01. Norway´s Hedda Hynne won the 800 m in 2:00.53 over Eunice Sum 2:01.13, US Rebecca Mehra the 1500 m 4:08.14 and Albanian record holder Luiza Gega steeple 9:26.73 over Fancy Cherono 9:31.60 and Genevieve LaCaze-Gregson 9:37.67. In technical events, Henry Frayne from Australia leaped to 811 (+0.8) ahead of Filippo Randazzo 807 PB (+1.3), Ben Broeders 572 pole vault over Claudio Michel Stecchi also 572 outdoor PB. In javelin wins for Edis Matusevicius 82.31 and Liz Gleadle 60.01.

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