Gala Dei Castelli, Bellinzona, Switzerland (Sept 15, 2020)

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galle del s.jpgThe women's 800m: photo by Stuart Weir via TV

This is Stuart Weir's piece on the Gala Dei Castelli meeting, held on 15 September 2020.

Gala Dei Castelli, Bellinzona, Switzerland

The race of the evening at the Gala Dei Castelli, Bellinzona, Switzerland was the women's 800 which saw four women go under 1:59. Hedda Hynne (Norway) 1.58.10 with Selina Buchel in her home country second in 1:58.37. Another Swiss athlete, Lore Hoffman was third in 1:58.50 and Jemma Reekie was fourth in 1:58.87.

IMG_8668.jpgHedda Hynne, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

It was also great to see Wayde Van Niekerk back on the track, winning a 4000 in 45.58. Ajla Del Ponte took the 100m in 11.18 with Dafne Schippers only fourth in 11.42.

Results from Gala Dei Castelli, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Men

100m Akine Simbine (South Africa) 10.02

400m Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) 45.58

400m (race 2) Isayah Boers (Netherlands) 45.99

1500m Lamechs Girms (Ethiopia) 3:35.67

110m hurdles Aaron Mallet (USA) 13.34

400m hurdles Ludvy Vaillant 49.22

Long jump Pulli Kristian (Finland) 8.08

Women

100m Ajla Del Ponte (Switzerland) 11.18

200m Lieke Klaver (Netherlands) 22.96

800m Hedda Hynne (Norway) 1.58.10

100m hurdles Nadine Visser (Netherlands) 12.79

400m hurdles Femke Bol (Netherlands) 54.33

Pole Vault Michaela Meijer (Sweden) 4.70

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