Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100m at Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in meeting record 10.81 with De Grasse cruising home in the men's 200m
Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Andre De Grasse scored comfortable wins at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial meet in Chorzow, Poland on Sunday (September 5).
Fraser-Pryce, who missed the last Diamond League women's 100m in Paris at the end of August after withdrawing with fatigue, looked back on form at the World Continental Gold event as she set a meeting record of 10.81 to take the 100m, breaking 11 seconds for the 12th time this season.
Swiss sprinter Mujinga Kambundji was second in 11.08 ahead of Britain's Daryll Neita who ran 11.15.
The 34-year-old looks set for an exciting rematch with Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in the Zurich Diamond League Final on Thursday.
Tokyo 2020 200m gold medalist De Grasse was an easy winner of the half-lap event, coming off the bend strongly to cross the line in front in 20.21.
Fellow Canadian Jerome Blake was second in 20.32 with Italy's sprint relay hero Filippo Tortu third in 20.40.
As befits the competition held in memory of the Sydney 2000 hammer gold medallist, field events played a big part in the Continental Tour Gold meeting.
The top three in the men's hammer in Tokyo filled the top three places in Chorzow but in different places.
Reigning four-time hammer world champion Pawel Fajdek won home bragging rights with a fine final throw to beat Wojciech Nowicki.
The Olympic gold medallist led with 77.45m, but Fajdek went out to 79.60m to take victory after his bronze in Japan.
Norway's Eivind Henriksen (77.38m) was third after his Tokyo silver.
Double Olympic champion Ryan Crouser took his unbeaten run to 25 contests with victory in the shot put.
The American was not at his brilliant best but 22.39m in round two was enough to take victory with compatriot Joe Kovacs (22.00m) and New Zealand's Tom Walsh (21.68m) second and third just as they were in Tokyo.
World record holder Crouser suffered his last defeat at the 2019 Doha World Championships.
Olympic silver medallist Chris Nilsen kept up his strong recent form with 5.86m to take victory in the men's pole vault.
Fellow American KC Lightfoot took second on countback ahead of EJ Obiena of the Philippines with both men clearing 5.80m.
Reigning world champion Sam Kendricks was only sixth with a best clearance of 5.70m.
Gianmarco Tamberi won the high jump with a third-time success at 2.30m.
The Italian then failed with two attempts at 2.36m which would have broken the meet record held by joint-Olympic gold medallist Mutaz Essa Barshim.
posted Monday September 6th