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Athletes break barriers at Ostrava Golden Spike 2022


Photo: Vlad Indrei
Puerto Rico's Olympic 100m hurdles champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was among the athletes to have made the journey to Ostrava from the Diamond League meeting in Eugene at the weekend and despite feeling the effects of that, she raced to another win.

Clocking 12.56 (-1.0m/s), she missed the meeting record by just 0.01 and held off Poland’s European U23 champion Pia Skrzyszowska, who ran 12.65 for her second PB in five days. World champion Nia Ali, also fresh from racing in Eugene, was third in 12.69.

Femke Bol smashed the world 300m hurdles best with a 36.86 run, while Lamecha Girma surged to 12th on the world 3000m steeplechase all-time list with a world-leading Ethiopian record of 7:58.68. Joe Kovacs got the better of Tom Walsh in a shot put head-to-head, while Reece Prescod powered to a PB to win the 100m.

Italy’s joint Olympic champion Gianmarco Tamberi started his birthday celebrations early as he cleared 2.30m to win the high jump. Again sporting a half beard, he achieved that season’s best mark on his second attempt and went on to have three tries at a world-leading height of 2.34m. Brazil’s Fernando Ferreira was second with 2.27m.

Photo: Vlad Indrei

After throwing 93.07m at the Diamond League in Doha, Grenada’s world javelin champion Anderson Peters continued his unbeaten season, throwing 87.88m for his fifth victory of the year and his second-best ever winning mark.

After that North & Central American and Caribbean record-breaking throw in Qatar, Peters’ aim is consistency above 85 metres and he achieved that by following up his first-round 87.88m with marks of 87.75m and 85.12m.

Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic champion, was second with 84.47m, while Germany's Julian Weber was third (83.92m).

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