VCB wins 200m, Powell second in 100m

July 19, 2016
Veronica Campbell-Brown (left) of Jamaica winning the women's 200 metres at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial Track and Field Grand Prix in Hungary yesterday. At right is Tiffany Townsend of the USA who placed third.
McLeod ... had another fall in 110m hurdles.

Veronica Campbell-Brown continued the build-up to her fifth Olympic Games appearance with victory in the 200 metres at yesterday's Gulyai Istvan Memorial Grand Prix track and field meet in Hungary.

Campbell-Brown took the race in 22.52 seconds ahead of Americans Shalonda Solomon and Tiffany Townsend, who featured in a tight finish for second and third. Solomon was given the nod for second with both awarded the same time, 22.63 seconds.

Asafa Powell (9.92s) was second in the men's 100 metres behind South African star Akani Simbine who clocked a national record 9.89 seconds. The South African returned to win the 200m in a personal best 20.16 seconds.

Meanwhile, Jamaican Omar McLeod crashed out of a 110 metres hurdles event for the second time in four days in Hungary yesterday. McLeod, who also went down in the obstacle event at last Friday's Monaco Diamond League, is the fastest man in the world this year with a best of 12.98 seconds. Yesterday's race was won by Hungary's Balazs Baji in 13.33s.

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