Brussels Grand Prix, a series of top performances!
Sunday August 8th the 3rd edition of Brussels Grand Prix took place with several world-class athletes present that gave the Belgian and Brussels competition a boost.
The headliner, the Jamaican Michel Brother, met expectations by winning the 100m in 10.19 beating the other Jamaican in the race, Ryan Shields (10.32). The latter won the 200m in 20.69 in front of the Jamaican Oral Simpson (20.85) and Toby Sandeman (20.89). Damien Broothaerts and Arnaud Destatte from Brussels finished in 21.52 and 21.59 respectively.
Damien Broothaerts also shone in the 110m hurdles in 13.76, with which he equalled his best performance of the year. The race was won by American Ty Akins in 13.56.
In the 400m it was the Dominican sprinter Erison Hurtault who won the race in 45.69, ahead of the Irish Brian Gregan (46.21) and Antoine Gillet (46.63). The Brussels based Arnaud Ghislain finished 4th in 46.77.
Another race of excellent level, the 800m, where we saw the victory of the American Duane Solomon in 1.46.81 and Tyler Mulder (1.46.90). The Brussels based Jérome Kahia (CSF) finished 5th in 1.50.89. In the 3000m Adil Rached (BA-Excelsior) finished in 8.08.10.
At the pole vault, victory for the Dutchman Wout Van Wengerden with 5m30 and at the hop jump, victory of Fabian Florant (NED) with a jump of 15m79. In the high jump the American Jamie Nieto achieved 2m16.
In the women’s competition Hanna Marien won the 100m in 11.70m and sprinted to 23.76m over the 200m. The race was won in 23.57 by the American Monica Hardgrove who also won the 400 in 52.26.
On the 800m the American Lauren Hagans won in a beautiful time of 2:05.47.
The performance of the day with the women was the Irish record that was broken by Kelly Proper with a jump of 6.60m in the long jump.