Near-flawless Levy flogs field in London

By July 22, 2018

Jamaica sprint hurdler Ronald Levy executed flawlessly to earn a comfortable win in the men’s 110m hurdles at London Diamond League on Sunday.

Getting away cleanly from the blocks Levy maintained command over the field as he routinely cleared the barriers en route to a season’s best 13.13.  The United States’ Devon Allen was second in 13.30 with his compatriot Freddie Crittenden third in 13.33.

Another Caribbean athlete in the race, Barbadian Shane Brathwaite also clocked a season-best but finished 6th in 13.41.  Levy added the victory to the Paris Diamond League meet where he won the event last month.

Following Sunday’s victory, the athlete admitted that he had hoped to improve his personal best of 13.05 but was pleased with the performance nonetheless.

“I got out and ran so well. I've been fitter because I suffered an injury when I was warming up in Lausanne and coming back I hit hurdles and it took me out,” Levy said.

“I wanted a clean race and to PB but I'll have to wait until next time to see if I can do that.”  

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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