Miller-Uibo, Thomas-Dodd, and Gardiner win in Hungary

By July 09, 2019

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Steven Gardiner and Danniel Thomas-Dodd were Caribbean winners in Hungary on Tuesday at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial where they were also podium places for Fedrick Dacres, Janieve Russell and Stephenie-Ann McPherson.

Miller-Uibo, the Bahamian sprint queen ran a meet record and season-best 22.18s to win the 200m ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou whose 22.76 was also a season-best for the Ivorian. Jenna Prandini from the USA was third in 22.88.

Gardiner, meanwhile, was tearing up the track in the 400m that he won in a season-best 44.45, more than a second clear of Richard Tyrell of the United States who crossed the finish line in 45.69s. Tyrell’s compatriot Vernon Norwood was third in 45.62.

Jamaican record holder Rusheen McDonald was farther back in sixth having clocked 45.87 while his compatriot Javon Francis finished eighth in 46.57.

Ashley Spencer of the USA held off Jamaica’s Russell to win the 400m hurdles in 55.36. Russell crossed in 55.65 well clear of Aminat Jamal of Bahrain who ran a season-best 56.21 while holding off Ristanana Tracey (56.43) and Trinidad and Tobago’s Sparkle McKnight (56.90).

In the men’s equivalent, Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde and Malik James-King were sixth and eighth respectively in the event won by the USA’s Byron Robinson in 49.53. Hyde, who was third at Jamaica’s national championships a fortnight ago, clocked a pedestrian 51.59s while James-King crossed in 52.18s.

Yasmani Copello of Turkey (49.92) won the silver while Amere Lattin was third in 50.04.

McPherson ran 51.76s for third in the 400m that was won by Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser who was a comfortable winner in 50.13, claiming fatigue after he fast 49.17s in Lausanne last Friday. The 2017 World Champion Phyllis Francis was second in 51.24.

In the field, Thomas-Dodd produced an 18.97-metre throw to win the shot put. Sweden’s Fanny Roos was second with 18.54s. The USA’s Chase Ealey secured the bronze medal with her best effort of 18.50m

Dacres, who briefly held the world-lead this year, was second again to Daniel Stahl in their ongoing battle this season. His 67.67m was more than a metre short of Stahl’s mark of 68.77m. Piotr Malachowski was third with a season-best 67.23m.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s national long jump champion Tissana Hickling was sixth in her event with a 6.37m jump well below her usual outputs so far this season.

Rasheed Dwyer was fourth in the 200m in 20.46. Christian Coleman of the USA won in a meet record 19.91.

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • Nike to close Oregon Project after Salazar ban Nike to close Oregon Project after Salazar ban

    Nike has decided to close down the Oregon Project less than a fortnight after coach Alberto Salazar was banned from athletics for four years.

    The United States Anti-Doping Agency sanctioned Salazar, former coach of long-distance great Mo Farah, at the start of this month after he was found guilty of multiple anti-doping violations.

    Nike on Friday confirmed it will continue to back Salazar with his appeal, but the Oregon Project will be brought to an end.

    A company spokesperson said: "Nike has always tried to put the athlete and their needs at the front of all of our decisions.

    "While the panel found there was no orchestrated doping, no finding that performance enhancing drugs have ever been used on Oregon Project athletes and went out of its way to note Alberto's desire to follow all rules, ultimately Alberto can no longer coach while the appeal is pending.

    "This situation including uninformed innuendo and unsubstantiated assertions has become an unfair burden for current OP athletes. That is exactly counter to the purpose of the team.

    "We have therefore made the decision to wind down the Oregon Project to allow the athletes to focus on their training and competition needs.

    "We will help all of our athletes in this transition as they choose the coaching set-up that is right for them. We will continue to support Alberto in his appeal."

    Japanese athlete Suguru Osako, who joined the Oregon Project four years ago, expressed his disappointment over the decision.

    He tweeted: "I am sad that the dear team that made me stronger will be gone. But I will keep exploring myself and I will continue being myself.

    "As Nike has expressed their commitment to continuing support as they have, my activities will not be disrupted at all."

  • Is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce the greatest female track athlete of all time? Is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce the greatest female track athlete of all time?

    In looking back at what they describe as an amazing IAAF World Championships of Athletics, The Commentators have come up on a question. Is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, after adding two gold medals to her World Championships tally, the greatest female track athlete of all time?

  • Ali wins hurdles gold as USA finish on a high note Ali wins hurdles gold as USA finish on a high note

    Nia Ali was crowned 100 metres hurdles champion, while Joshua Cheptegei and Timothy Cheruiyot struck gold on the track on the final day of the World Athletics Championships in Doha.

    Ali ran a personal best 12.34 seconds to take the title ahead of fellow American Kendra Harrison, with Daniella Williams claiming silver for Jamaica on Sunday.

    Uganda's world cross country champion Cheptegei stayed ahead of a strong field to win the 10,000m on the last evening of action in Qatar, while Kenyan Cheruiyot became the new 1500m champion.

    There was long jump gold for German favourite Malaika Mihambo, who leaped a world-leading 7.30m, and Anderson Peters of Grenada became the first man from the Americas to be crowned world javelin champion.

    The USA ended the competition with back-to-back 4x400m relay triumphs and finished top of the medal table with 29 – 14 of those being gold – ahead of Kenya, with 11 medals and five titles.



    Olympic silver medallist Ali emulated Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix and Liu Hong in winning gold within a couple of years of giving birth.

    Ali, who has a four-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, took inspiration from seeing other athletes be successful at the highest level after becoming a mother.

    The two-time world indoor champion said: "This is super special. I have never won an outdoor world title, I am ecstatic.

    "Shelly-Ann, Allyson, all the ladies who have come back from child birth are an inspiration for me and I am so excited to be able to pull of the world title."



    Cheptegei and Cheruiyot had to settle for silver in London two years ago, but went one better on this occasion.

    There was always going to be a new 10,000m champion after Mo Farah ended his track career and it was Cheptegei who came away from Yomif Kejelcha on the final lap to cross the line in 26:46.37 - the second-fastest time in World Championship history.

    Cheruiyot was in front from the gun to take in the 1500m and burst away to finish two seconds clear of 2012 Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi.



    The strongly fancied Mihambo was down in seventh after the second round of the long jump final, but leapt into the lead with a third jump of 7.30m.

    Only the great Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been beyond that distance at a World Championships and that jump put the 25-year-old German just a centimetre short of the all-time top 10 leaps.

    Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine and Nigerian Ese Brume won silver and gold respectively. 



    The USA ended another superb Championships on a high note with a relay double – the women coming home well clear of Poland and Jamaica taking bronze.

    Jamaica had to settle for silver behind the USA's men's quartet, while the Belgium also got on the podium.

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.