Ronald Levy
Ronald Levy

Ronald Levy of Jamaica won the men’s 110m hurdles at the 54th Palio della Quercia (EA Premium) in Rovereto, Italy on Thursday (Aug 22).

Levy crossed the line in 13.37secs to beat European champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, 13.37secs.

Tajay Gayle, also of Jamaica, leapt 7.93m for second in the men’s long jump. Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou recorded 8.00m to take the victory.

Meanwhile, US sprinter English Gardner competed for the first time since July 2017 and won the 100m in meet record 11.02secs. She beat Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, 11.23 into second place.

Former Jamaican sprinter Jak Ali Harvey, now representing Turkey, won the men´s 100m in 10.14. Mike Rodgers of USA was second in 10.17.

Ukrainian Anna Ryzhykova ran 55.74 to win the women’s 400m hurdles.

USA’s Paul Dedewo won the 400m in 45.30secs.

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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.