August 20 was a busy day, with several meets in Europe. The Linz Gugl and Gyulai Memorial were both on Monday and there were some strong performances. Sanya Richards-Ross ran 22.70 to the delight of the 16,000 fans. Christian Taylor improved from last Friday’s 17.11m to 17.30m and Jason Richardson ran 13.15 to win the 110m hurdles.
EME NEWS (AUG 20, 2012)
Sanya 22.70, Taylor 17.30, Richardson 13.15
BUDAPEST (HUN, Aug 20): Second Istvan Gyulai Memorial Hungarian Grand Prix at Puskas Stadium with top crowd of 16 000 registered favorite wins. Olympic 400 m gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross won the 200 m in 22.70 (0.0) ahead of Aleen Bailey 23.02. Christian Taylor was the best in the triple jump (17.30, +0.4) with second Sheryf El-Sheryf 16.98 (-0.1). And another US star Jason Richardson was timed with 13.15 (+0.1) at the hurdles beating Jamaican Andrew Riley 13.39 and US Ryan Wilson 13.42. Richardson was at the end awarded the best result of the day by the scoring tables which author Attila Spiriev was the meet director. Crowd also cheered for home olympic winner Krisztian Pars who dominated the hammer with 79.74 ahead of Sergey Litvinov 77.97 and Lukas Melich 76.65. Fast season bests in the women 400 m for Shericka Williams of Jamaica 50.35 and Italian Libania Grenot 50.55. Caleb Ndiku clocked fast 7:35.41 in the 3000 m beating John Kipkoech 7:38.74 and Edwin Soi 7:41.50. Olympic bronze winner Timothy Kitum posted 1:45.39 800 m win over U17 athlete Edwin Meli 1:45.41 and Job Kinyor 1:45.98. In great 200 m duel Jamaican Mario Forsythe clocked 20.33 (-0.7) and beat US olympic relay medalist Darvis Patton 20.34 (for both fastest times of the year). Only third US 200 m Olympian Maurice Mitchell 20.68. Jarrin Solomon of Trinidad got the 400 m in 45.48 and Kenyan Sylvia Kibet the 3000 m in 9:02.68. In other technical events high jump ended with a jump-off won by Greek Konstantinos Baniotis over Slovak Michal Kabelka (224 in the competition) when they went down to 221 where both cleared and then Baniotis made 223. Belarus Nastasya Mironchyk-Ivanova won the long jump with 679 (+1.0) ahead of US Whitney Gipson 666 (+1.3) and US Michelle Carter the shot put (18.84). After the meet Hungarian olympic medalists from all sports were presented in the stadium.