Justin Gatlin will face strong opponents at Ostrava Golden Spike
Gatlin will face strong opponents at Ostrava Golden Spike

Justin Gatlin won the men’s 60m dash but lost the 150m to Jaron Flournoy at a small meeting in Fort Worth, Texas today (20 July).

In the men’s 60m, London 2017 world 100m champion Gatlin, won in 6.84 ahead of Isaiah Young 6.88 and Canadian Aaron Brown, 6.91.

Gatlin won his heat of the men’s 150m in 15.93 but finished fourth overall behind Flournoy, 15.08s.

Aldrich Bailey, 15.35 and Kerron Clement, 15.69, also contested the event.

The women’s 60m went to Brianna Rollins-Mcneal in 7.39 ahead of Kyra Jefferson, 7.55 and heat 3 winner Sha’Carri Richardson, 7.41.

Richardson, however, topped the 100m in 11.56 ahead of Kortney Johnson, 11.65 and Dezerea Bryant, 11.79.

Rollins-Mcneal topped the women’s 150m in 16.41 ahead of Kendra Keni Harrison, 16.92 and world 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhamad, 17.07.

Jefferson took the 250m event in 32.44 ahead of Rollins-Mcneal, 33.49 and Muhamad, 33.69.

Michael Norman was on fire, running a huge personal best of 9.86 to take the men’s 100m.

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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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