Forbes storms to 100m victory in Slovakia; Francis, Tracey finish third in 400m/800m, respectively

By July 20, 2023

Sasha Lee Forbes’ purple patch was extended on Wednesday when she won the 100m dash at the P-T-S Meeting in Slovakia.

Running in lane six, the 27-year-old Jamaican, who ran a personal best 10.96 to finish in second place at the recent Jamaica National Athletics Championships in Kingston, outclassed the field, winning in 11.10. Hungary’s Boglarka Takacs was almost a full 0.1 seconds behind, clocking in at 11.19 to take second place. Finishing third was the Slovak Republic’s Viktoria Forster, who established a new national record of 11.26.

Forbes was not the only Jamaican on the podium as Javon Francis finished third in the 400m. The World Championship relay silver medalist clocked a creditable 45.87 behind Frenchman Gilles Birron who ran 45.49 for victory.

Runner-up Patrik Sorm of the Czech Republic ran a season’s best 45.75.

Meanwhile, Adelle Tracey continues to show progress this season with a new season-best time of 2:00.40 to finish third in the 800m race that was won by Anita Horvat in 1:59.91.

Ethiopia’s Hirut Meshesha took second place, running a time of 2:00.24.

 

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