Zharnel Hughes
Zharnel Hughes

British sprinters Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith stole the show with 100m victories at the European Championships on Tuesday in Berlin.

Usain Bolt, the undisputed king of track and field, was quick to sent a congratulatory message to Hughes.

“Congrats to my @racerstrack teammate @zharnel_hughes on winning the 100m @EuroAthletics,” Bolt tweeted.

Hughes, won the men’s 100m in 9.95secs, a personal best, to beat his teammate Reece Prescod, 9.96, a new national U23 record.

“Consistency plus Commitment. 9.95s! New Euro Championship Record! Another sub-10 clocking! Thanks for having me Berlin!,” Hughes said in a tweet.

Former Jamaican athlete Jak Ali Harvey, now representing Turkey, ran 10.01secs for bronze.

Asher-Smith ran a personal best and world-leading 10.85 for gold in the women’s 100m. Germany’s Gina Luckenkemper took silver in a European U23 record of 10.98.

World 100m champion Dafne Schippers of Netherland finished third in 10.99.

Frenchman Morhad Amdouni ran 28 minutes, 11.22 seconds to take victory in the men’s 10,000m final.

In the field, Michal Haratyk of Poland, 21.72m, won the men’s shot put while his teammate Wojciech Nowicki took the men’s hammer with 80.12m

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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.