Bloomfield, Tracey and Gaither pull off wins in Lucerne

By July 09, 2019

Akeem Bloomfield, Nikita Tracey and Tynia Gaither were among the winners at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meeting in Lucerne on Tuesday when former world-record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest time in two years but did not win.

Bloomfield, who has so far has a challenging season, clocked 20.53 to win the 200m. He held off the challenge of Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago who stopped the clock at 20.58. Clarence Munyai of South Africa was third in 20.62s.

Yohan Blake was fifth in 20.64.

Tracey, the elder sister of 2017 400mH bronze medallist Ristanana, won her second race in just over a week, hitting the tape at 55.44s. Rhonda Whyte 55.72. Tia Adam-Belle was third in 55.86.

Meanwhile, Gaither of the Bahamas took the women’s 200m in 22.65 beating Crystal Emmanuel 22.90, and Mujinga Kambundji who was also credited with 22.90.

Gaither was fifth in the 100m in 11.29, the same time as compatriot Michelle-Lee Ahye who was fourth. Germany’s Gina Luckenkemper (11.20) won in a blanket finish over Jamaica’s Natalliah Whyte (11.20) and Germany’s Tatjana Pinto (11.21).

Akani Simbini took the men’s 100m in 10.06s over Jimmy Vicaut 10.11 and Arthur Gue Cisse 10.12. Powell was fourth in 10.17, his best time since he ran 10.08 in Doha in 2017.

Junelle Bromfield won the 400m in 52.65.

Commonwealth champion Tobi Amusan took the 100m hurdles in 12.89 over Megan Tapper 12.96 and Pamela Dutkiewicz 13.03. NCAA champion Janeek Brown was fourth in 13.07.

Xie Wenjun ran 13.45s to win 110m hurdles over Shane Brathwaite of Barbados (13.54). Antonio Alkana was third 13.58s.

 

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