Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Keshorn, Lee Ahye shine at international games

Olympic medallists Keshorn Walcott and Michelle Lee Ahye won top places in their respective competitions over the weekend, with Walcott winning gold and Lee Ahye bronze.

The two-time Olympic javelin medallist won gold at the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland, on Sunday, with a throw of 83.22 metres, beating German Lars Hamann (82.23m) and Estonia’s Tanel Laanmae (79.42m).

Walcott’s best throw this season is 86.61m. He has also thrown 86.48.

Meanwhile, track and field star Michelle Lee Ahye competed at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday, winning bronze in the women’s 100-metre dash with a time of 11.02 seconds.

The race was won by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson who clocked 10.87 seconds while Marie Josee Ta Lou placed second in 10.90 seconds. 

Lee Ahye’s personal best in the 100-metre dash was 10.82 seconds in June this year.

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