Third-place spots for Megan Tapper, Keshorn Walcott at ISTAF Berlin World Challenge meet

By September 04, 2022

Megan Tapper, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott produced podium-worthy performances at the 2022 ISTAF Berlin meet on Sunday.

Tapper, who ran a new lifetime best of 12.51 in Brussels last Thursday, ran 12.66 to finish third in the 100m hurdles race won by Commonwealth and World Champion Tobi Amusan in 12.45.

Tia Jones, who was second in Brussels in a lifetime best of 12.38, clocked 12.58 for the runner-up spot.

In the field, Walcott, the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, was also third in the men’s javelin. The Trinidadian threw a modest 79.78m, a mark bettered by Japan’s Roderick Genki Dean (80.69m) and the winner, Germany’s Julian Weber.

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