American multi-athlete Taliyah Brooks returned to competitive competition at the 2021 Istvan Gyulai Memorial meeting in Hungary on Tuesday (6), confirming that she is now fully recovered after fainting at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials last month.
Brooks who missed out at competing at this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games in the women’s heptathlon after she was unable to complete the competition at the trials, contested the 100m hurdles and the long jump at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series meeting in Szekesfehervar, on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old clocked 13.17 seconds to win the B race of the women’s 100m hurdles and comfortably finished ahead of Taylon Bieldt of South Africa and Hungarian Gréta Kerekes who both posted 13.44s for second and third, respectively.
Moments later, Brooks jumped her best mark on the day of 6.47m for sixth place in the long jump competition which was won by world silver medalist and 2021 European Indoor Championships gold medalist Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine with 6.79m.
The Istvan Gyulai Memorial meeting was the first outing for Brooks since she collapsed on the last day at the US Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, which had to be paused for several hours due to the extremely hot temperatures on June 27.