Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Akeem Bloomfield among 3 Jamaican winners in Switzerland

Akeem Bloomfield.

Akeem Bloomfield.

Akeem Bloomfield was among three Jamaican winners at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Bloomfield won the men's 200m in 20.53 seconds, while his Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake could only manage fifth place in 20.64. Trinidad and Tobago's Kyle Greaux (20.58) and South Africa's Clarence Munyai (20.63) finished second and third.

 Nikita Tracey and Junelle Bromfield were the other Jamaican winners.

Tracey topped the women’s 400m hurdles field in 55.44 ahead of fellow Jamaican Rhonda Whyte, 55.72.

Bromfield ran 52.65 to win the women’s 400m ahead of Auri Bokesa of Spain, who clocked 52.70.

Asafa Powell, who qualified for the men’s 100m final with 10.35, returned with 10.17 for fourth place in the final won by South African Akani Simbine in 10.06.

The Jamaican pair of  Megan Tapper (12.96) and University of Arkansas student Janeek Brown (13.07) finished second and fourth in the women’s 100m hurdles. Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won the event in 12.89.

Jamaican Natalliah Whyte clocked 11.20 for second place in the women's 100m won by Germany Gina Lückenkemper, who was also credited with the same time.

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