Prescod wins 100m at Ostrava in 9.93sec
June 1, 2022 12:01 AM
Britain's Reece Prescod won the 100 metres in a personal best of 9.93 seconds at the Golden Spike athletics meet in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old beat Jamaica's Yohan Blake and fellow Briton Zharnel Hughes with both clocking 10.05 seconds.
"It was a great race so I am really happy about that," said Prescod.
"I feel in a good place and I will... hopefully get myself into some hot races now after running that time."
Ethiopia's Lamecha Girma won the 3,000 metres steeplechase in a world leading time of 7 minutes 58.68 seconds, setting a national record.
"I am very glad for this result," said the 21-year-old silver medallist from last year's Tokyo Olympics.
"I felt strong and confident -- good to feel like that as the World Championships are approaching," he added.
The athletics World Championships in Eugene, United States are scheduled for July 15-24.
Also in Ostrava, US athletics legend Allyson Felix had to bow to Aminatou Seyni of Niger on 200 metres, with the African setting a national record of 22.21 seconds.
The 36-year-old Felix, who has won 11 Olympic medals, announced in April she would retire after this season.
"It was a big honour to run against Allyson Felix on her last circuit. But as a sprinter, you have to focus on yourself and stay calm," said Seyni.
Kenya's Emmanuel Wanyonyi won 800 metres at Ostrava in 1 minute 44.15 seconds for the second fastest time this season.
Two-time Olympic silver medallist Joe Kovacs of the United States won shot put with 22.25 metres, while 19-year-old Greek Elina Tzanggo took the women's javelin honours with 65.40 metres.