The 21-year-old produced a personal best World leading 19.80 seconds (1.0m/s wind) to dominate the men's 200m.

American sprinter Kenny Bednarek was in stunning form on Monday (10 Aug) in Montverde, Florida.

The 21-year-old produced a personal best World leading 19.80 seconds (1.0m/s wind) to dominate the men’s 200m.

Canadian Rio 2016 Olympic Games sprint double medallist, was left stunned in 20.31 for second place.
Kyree King, 20.54 and Michael Cherry, 20.72 were third and fourth respectively.

Aaron Brown, also of Canada, won heat two in 20.24 ahead of Alonso Edward, 20.45.

Trayvon Bromell was the fastest in the 100m with windy 9.87 (+2.5m/s wind) in the men’s 100m final. He ran a legal 9.99 in an earlier in the heats (+1.6m/s).

Justin Gatlin, who 10.09 (legal) in the heats, returned to finish second 10.02 (2.5m/s wind) in the final.
Kenny Bednarek finished third with 10.02 in the final but had recorded 10.09 earlier.

Sha’Carri Richardson also confirmed top shape with windy 10.83 (+2.1m/s) in the final of the women’s 100m. She had earlier ran a legal 10.95 (+1.1m/s) in the heats.

Kourtney Johnson, who ran 11.15 and Kimberly Williams, 11.85 were second and third respectively.

In the women’s 200m, Richardson ran 22.00 PB (+1.3) to take the top spot ahead of Shakima Wimbley, 22.83 and Johnson 23.01.

Richardson’s time is the second-fastest in the world this year behind Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 21.98 (2.0m/s wind).

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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.


  1. Jamaica in serious trouble with all these young American sprinters. I don’t care what anyone have to say, but this Richardson girl is going to be hard to beat com next year.

    Elaine Thompson-Herah nor Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wont be able to touch this girl in 2021 and beyond.

    I bet Jamaicans don’t like to hear this…

    • We’ve heard it before about plenty others. The current Olympic and World Championship 100m champions still reside in Jamaica and I that won’t change for now. The 200m next year is more likely to go to the Bahamas or GB than the USA…


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