Season-best 12.66 seals win for Megan Tapper in Padova

By July 16, 2019

Jamaica’s Megan Tapper set a new meet record and a season-best to win the 100m hurdles at the XXXIII Meeting Citta' Di Padova at the Stadio D. Colbachini in Italy where her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce won the 100m in 11.00 on Tuesday.

Tapper clocked 12.66s to win the event ahead of Tiffany McReynolds of the USA was crossed over in 12.72 and Pedrya Seymour of the Bahamas who clocked 12.78 for third.

It was her best-ever showing at the meet.

“To go from not finishing in 2013 to being extremely disappointed in 2017 to win with the record in 2019 is satisfying. I'm really grateful and inspired,” she said.

The time was her best since she ran 12.63 to win at Jamaica’s national championships in 2017. She said the time was the result of her steely persistence in the face of adversity.

“I never ever give up. I keep pushing, use the negatives to build you, as they're meant to,” she said.

Tapper shared the spotlight with her more celebrated compatriot who won the 100m comfortably as she continues her build-up towards the IAAF World Championships in September.

Maja Mihalinec was well behind in 11.27 with Jonielle Smith farther adrift in 11.35.

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