Egyptian sprinter Bassant Hemida had a remarkable year, winning medals in the 100m/200m at the African Games.

Competing in her first race in almost a year, Hemida Bassant powered to a Personal Best (PB) and an Egyptian National Record (NR) of 11.23s (+1.1m/s) to win the women’s 100m dash at the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze in Kladno.

It was an impressive race that saw her break the record she had set at the 2019 African Games in Morocco, when she won Bronze with a then PB of 11.31s.

With Bassant taking the win today, Irene Siragusa finished 2nd in a Season’s Best (SB) of 11.38s, while French National Champion Carolle Zahi came in 3rd in a time of 11.41s.

Bassant was in such a good form as she also clocked a Season’s Best (SB) of 22.91s to take the women’s 200m, not afar off her PB of 22.83s also set in Morocco last season.
Nikola Bendová ran 23.16s (SB) in 2nd, while Irene Siragusa was 3rd in 23.37s.

Jan Veleba equalled his Season’s Best, running 10.21s (+1.1) in the men’s 100m ahead of Przemyslaw Slowikowski who clocked 10.26s and U-20 Tazana Kamnga-Dyrbak 3rd in 10.39s.

World Record holder, Barbora Spotáková was spurred on to victory win in the women’s Javelin Throw where she landed 64.34m ahead of her compatriot Nikola Ogrodniková who threw 62.22m to finish 2nd, while Elina Tzengko showed no fright competing with the seniors to finish 3rd with 60.91m.

Gatis Cakss came away with the victory in the men’s equivalent with 82.19m as Viteszlav Vesely and Andrian Mardare followed with 81.54m and 81.37m respectively.

Meanwhile, Alexandra Tavernier hurled a PB and French NR of 75.23m in the women’s Hammer Throw, while Christos Frantzeskakis threw 75.92m in the men’s event.

Mauricio Ortega produced 63.61m to take the men’s Discus Throw from Bartlomiej Stoj at 61.54m as Marek Barta came 3rd with 59.39m.


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