Thompson-Herah, Ellis, Broadbell all win in Italy on Saturday

By July 04, 2021

Elaine Thompson-Herah, Nigel Ellis and Rasheed Broadbell were among the winners at the XXXII International Meeting of Athletics in Lignano, Italy on Saturday.

A week removed from the Jamaica National Athletics Championships in Kingston, Thompson-Herah, running into a headwind of -1.2m/s pulled off an impressive victory in a meet record 11.03 in the 100m.

Jamaicans took the top four places in the race in which Natasha Morrison was second in 11.33. Shockoria Wallace was third in 11.48 and Kashieka Cameron fifth in 11.50.

Ellis won the men’s 100m in 10.21 ahead of the USA’s Mike Rodgers who clocked 10.23. Great Britain’s Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake was third in 10.33.

Broadbell, who suffered an injury in the days leading up to the national champions and missed out on a spot to Tokyo this summer, won the 110m hurdles in 13.68.

Belarus’ Vitali Parakhonka finished second in 13.71 just ahead of Colombia’s Yohan Chaverra, who ran 13.72.

Meanwhile, Junelle Bromfield, who has been enjoying her best form since leaving high school, ran 51.57 to be third in the 400m won by the USA’s Kaylin Whitney who set a meet record of 51.02.

Barbados’ Sada Williams was second in 51.50.

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