Jamaica's Broadbell upsets 110mH rivals in Hungary
Jamaica's Rasheed Broadbell competes in the men's 110m hurdles final during the Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England on August 4, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

JAMAICA'S Commonwealth Games champion Rasheed Broadbell upset a strong 110m hurdles field at Monday's Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, a World Continental Tour Gold meeting, while World champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson extended their winning runs in the women's 100m and 200m events, respectively.

Broadbell, who made up for missing the World Championships final by winning the 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, last week, extended his good run as he came from behind with a strong second half.

He just got to the finish line ahead of World Champion Grant Holloway of the USA, both being credited with the same time of 13.12 seconds (1.0m/s), while American champion Daniel Roberts was third in 13.13.

On Thursday Broadbell had run a personal best 13.08 seconds to win the gold medal in Birmingham, equalling Collin Jackson's record that he ran twice, in 1990 and 1994, his first major title.

Fraser-Pryce was a model of consistency as she ran yet another sub-10.70 time in winning the women's 100m in 10.67 seconds (1.3m/s) — the same time she ran in the final of the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, last month and the fourth occasion she has run that time this year.

The 35-year-old, who has the world-leading 10.66, has dominated the event this season, running five sub-10.70 times this year. Her sixth-best is 10.70, all better than anyone else so far this season.

Her compatriot Natasha Morrison was fifth in a season's best 11.06, and Briana Williams was sixth in 11.14 seconds. The United States's Tamari Davis was second in 10.92 while Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji was third in 10.99.

Jackson reeled off her eighth-consecutive win in the 200m after she clocked an easy-looking 22.02 (0.6m/s), beating Kambundji (22.45) and the American Kayla White (22.46).

Another Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Janieve Russell was second in the women's 400m hurdles, running 54.14. Her fellow Jamaican Rushell Clayton, who like Russell was a finalist at both the World Championships and Commonwealth Games, was third in 54.45. The American world record holder Sydney McLaughlin won in 51.68.

Yohan Blake was fourth in the men's 100m in 10.03 (1.3m/s), just ahead of compatriot Ackeem Blake (10.05). American Marvin Bracy, the World Championships silver medallist, avenged his loss to compatriot Trayvon Bromell in Poland last week by winning in 9.97. Bromell clocked 10.01.

Rusheen McDonald was fifth in the men's 400m in 45.67 as American Vernon Norwood won in 44.96, while Chrisann Gordon-Powell finished eighth in the women's 800m in 2:03.56 minutes.

—Paul A Reid

Paul Reid

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