Fast 200m races, World leads in high jump and 2000m at Istvan Gyulai Memorial


The Istvan Gyulai Memorial is one of those precious gems of athletics in Central Europe. There are always big sprints and jumps, and the crowd is always rewarded with fine performances! Check out the report below on the meet.

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Fast 200 m races, World leads in high jump and 2000 m

SZEKESFEHERVAR (HUN, Jul 9): Meeting records in the 200 m races highlighted the Istvan Gyulai Memorial (EA Premium) before capacity crowd in this Hungarian city. Shaunae Miller-Uibo clocked 22.18 (+0.7) and clearly beat Marie-Josee Ta Lou 22.76. Christian Coleman got 19.91 (+0.6) in men´s race over World champion Ramil Guliyev 20.23 and Canadian Aaron Brown 20.24. Another great competition was the triple jump won by Christian Taylor with wind-aided 17.93 (+3.4) but also legal meet record 17.68 (+0.1) in fight over Will Claye 17.66 (+1.2) and third Pedro Pablo Pichardo 17.29 (+0.6).

Genzebe Dibaba tried for 2000 m World record but faded at the end to World leading 5:33.76. Another World lead in men´s high jump as neutral Ilya Ivanyuk cleared 233 followed by Ukrainian Andriy Protsenko and Kenyan Mathew Sawe both 228. Women hurdles also top quality, Keni Harrison won in 12.60 (+0.8) over Nia Ali 12.63 and Sharika Nelvis 12.66 when all 8 runners dipped sub 13. In the 400 m Ashley Spencer in 55.36 went over Janieve Russell 55.65. On the men side great pro debut by World leader Grant Holloway 13.16 beating Brazilian Gabriel Constantino to South American record 13.18.

Steven Gardiner produced commanding 400 m win 44.45, among women Salwa Eid Naser high quality 50.13 over World champion Phyllis Francis 51.24. Byron Robinson got men´s 400 m hurdles 49.53 and Michael Kibet produced 7:38.43 3000 m PB ahead of favorites Muktar Edris 7:39.52 with Telahun Bekele 7:39.83 and Briton Andrew Butchart 7:43.03. Yelena Sokolova in long jump beat Ivana Spanovic by 1 cm 681 to 680 with home Anasztazia Nguyen getting 670 (+1.8) PB. Daniel Stahl was the best in discus 68.77 ahead of Fedrick Dacres 67.67, season best for Piotr Malachowski 67.23 and World champion Andrius Gudzius 65.77. Hammer wins for Pawel Fajdek 80.49 as Bence Halasz 77.36 beat Wojciech Nowicki 76.60 and Alexandra Tavernier 72.84 ahead of Joanna Fiodorow 71.72. Jamaican shot put win for Danniel Thomas-Dodd 18.97.

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