Ronald Levy, Briana Williams, Jaheel Hyde make the podium at ISTAF Berlin

By September 12, 2021

Olympic medalists Ronald Levy and Briana Williams as well as Natasha Morrison and Jaheel Hyde enjoyed podium finishes at the ISTAF Berlin meeting in Germany on Sunday.

Levy, who lost out on the Diamond League title to Devon Allen by mere thousandths of a second in Zurich last week Friday, lost to the American again in another close race. Allen took the win in 13.10 to Levy’s 13.11.

Brazil’s Rafael Pereira was third in 13.35 while Damion Thomas finished fourth in 13.44.

Williams was part of a Jamaican 2-3 finish in the 100m that was on by Great Britain’s Daryll Neita. Neita, who was coming off a personal best of 10.93 in the Diamond League final in Zurich clocked 11.04 for the victory, just ahead of Natasha Morrison who ran 11.09.

Williams, who has not been at her best in her post-Olympic races mainly because of injury, ran 11.16 for third. It was her best time since she ran 11.00 to finish fourth at the Jamaica national championships in June.

“Last one best one,” she said on her Instagram page afterwards.

“What a season it has been, many ups and downs dealing with injuries and the loss of my nana, but I still pushed through it with the amazing people around me. I am grateful to have finished my last meet of the season placing third at the @istaf_berlin and finally got to have touched the European circuit.”

Meanwhile, Hyde was also third in the 400m hurdles in 48.95. Olympic champion and world-record holder Karsten Warholm was an easy winner in 48.08 ahead of Estonia’s Rasmus Magi who was second in 48.73.

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