Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lalonde strikes gold in Belgium 200

Lalonde Gordon grabbed gold in the men's 200 metres event at the Leon Buyle Memorial meet in Oordegem, Belgium, on Saturday.

The double Olympic bronze medallist clocked 20.58 seconds to claim top spot in the half-lap race, ahead of Australian Jarrod Geddes (20.68) and Iran's Reza Ghasemi (20.90).

At the Edmonton International Track Classic, in Alberta, Canada, yesterday, T&T's Renny Quow returned a time of 45.67 seconds to finish fourth in the men's 400m event.

Reigning world champion LaShawn Merritt was a comfortable winner of the one-lap race, getting home in 44.30 seconds for a comfortable cushion on fellow-American Josh Mance, the runner-up in 45.02.

Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos bagged bronze in 45.04. Merritt's 44.30 clocking was a new meet record.

Mikel Thomas finished fifth in the men's 110m hurdles, the T&T athlete clocking 13.80 seconds.

Shane Brathwaite led a one-two finish for Barbados, getting to the line in 13.43 seconds to edge his namesake and compatriot Ryan Brathwaite (13.44) into second spot. American Aleec Harris (13.45) was third.

Justin Gatlin had things all his own way in the men's 100m dash. The American sprinter won in 10.05 seconds,v equalling the meet record established by Jamaican Yohan Blake in 2012. Two other Americans, Charles Silmon (10.21) and Dentarius Locke (10.25) were second and third, respectively.