Molly Caudery Sets New Personal Best to Dominate the Pole Vault at UK Championships
Molly Caudery Sets New Personal Best to Dominate the Pole Vault at UK Championships

(MANCHESTER, GBR, Jul 8) – Molly Caudery soared to a personal best clearance of 4.71m to claim victory in the pole vault on the opening day of the UK Championships. Caudery’s impressive performance saw her defeat Holly Bradshaw, who cleared 4.61m for second place.

Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith Triumph in Impressive 100m Performances at UK Championships

In the highly anticipated 100m events, Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith emerged as the victors. Hughes conquered challenging weather conditions to win the men’s race in a time of 10.03 (0.0), with Reece Prescod finishing second in 10.14 and Eugene Amo-Dadzie taking third in 10.18. Jeremiah Azu, who posted a personal best of 10.08 (0.3) in the semifinals, secured fourth place with a time of 10.28.

Asher-Smith showcased her speed and skill in the women’s 100m, crossing the line in 11.06 (0.2) to claim the title. Imani Lansiquot finished second in 11.26, followed by Bianca Williams in third with a time of 11.29.

Cindy Sember emerged as the winner in the women’s 100m hurdles, clocking a time of 12.98 (1.6). Isabel Wakefield secured second place with a personal best of 13.05.

Lawrence Okoye prevailed in the men’s discus event, recording a distance of 61.68m to claim the title, with Nicholas Percy finishing closely behind in second place with a throw of 61.26m.

Scott Lincoln triumphed in the shot put with a best effort of 20.46m, while Jacob Fincham-Dukes claimed victory in the long jump with a leap of 7.86m (0.2), despite sustaining a hamstring injury. Morgan Lake secured the women’s high jump title with a clearance of 1.90m.

In other events, Bekah Walton emerged victorious in the javelin with a throw of 58.19m, and James West triumphed in the men’s 5000m with a personal best time of 13:42.03.

Victoria Ohuruogu posted the fastest time in the women’s 400m heats, winning her heat in 51.07. Amber Anning delivered a personal best performance of 51.65 to finish second. Jessie Knight posted a time of 55.35 in the 400m hurdles heats.

The UK Championships kicked off with thrilling performances across various disciplines, showcasing the talent and determination of the nation’s athletes.

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