Sprint Hurdler Charlton Clocks Season’S Best Time

Devynne Charlton

Devynne Charlton

As of Wednesday, June 1, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter


#Sprint hurdler Devynne Charlton continues her season of milestones with another new season’s best time.

#Charlton ran to a fourth place finish in the 100m hurdles in a time of 12.88 seconds at the Ostrava Golden Spikes at Metsky Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

#The meet was the latest on the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series.

#Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico continued her dominance in the event with a first place finish in 12.56.

#The world leader finished ahead of Poland’s European U23 champion Pia Skrzyszowska in 12.65 and Nia Ali of the United States was third in 12.69.

#Charlton’s time of 12.88 finished just ahead of Hungary’s Luca Kozak who also finished in a season’s best time of 12.89.

#On May 13, Charlton posted a wind aided (+3) time of 12.61 to finish fourth on the Diamond League Series meet in Doha, Qatar.

#The 26-year-old World Indoor silver medallist and Tokyo Olympic finalist is currently ranked no.6 in the world in the 100m hurdles.

#Her indoor season was highlighted by her silver medal in the 60m hurdles in the World Indoor Championships at Belgrade, Serbia.

#France’s Cyréna Samba- Mayela won the gold medal with a time of 7.78 while Charlton was second in 7.81 – a new national record.

#At the time of her silver medal triumph, Charlton said she hoped that her first individual success of that magnitude set the tone moving forward to an eagerly anticipated outdoor season.

#The season includes the upcoming BAAA Nationals and World Athletics Championships. “I’m expecting to build on this experience.

#“A lot of the improvements I made indoors can only help with my outdoor hurdles and so I think it will be that much better,” she said.

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