World 200m champion Dafne Schippers opened her season with a sub-11 seconds clocking at Friday’s (14 April) Bryan Clay Invitational (See video below).

Schippers, winner of the 2015 world 200m title in Moscow, raced to 10.95 seconds to set a 2017 world lead and the Azusa Pacific stadium record.

American Tianna Bartoletta, who like Schippers were representing Tumbleweed, was second in 11.08 and Destiny Smith-Barnett, third in 11.21.

In another heat, Desiree Henry, also representing Tumbleweed, ran 11.09 for third overall.

Season opening in LA: 10.95!

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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