The British Virgin Islands two-time Commonwealth Games champion, Kyron McMaster, delivered a dominating performance to win the men’s 400m hurdles by setting a new meeting record time of 47.26 seconds at the P-T-S Meeting 2023 – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting in Slovakia on Thursday (20).
McMaster, who secured a commendable fourth-place finish at the Olympics two years ago, initiated the race with an aggressive start, leading from the beginning till the end. His dominant performance today marked the second-fastest time of his career, narrowly trailing his personal best of 47.08 seconds, which he achieved in Tokyo in 2021.
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Following his victorious run, McMaster expressed his ambitions, stating, “[I want] to contest for a medal at the world championships. That’s what I have been working for this year.”
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McMaster’s outstanding achievement saw him comfortably surpass the previous meeting record of 48.24 seconds.
The 26-year-old athlete’s triumph was followed by David Kendziera of the USA, who secured the runner-up position with a time of 48.95 seconds, more than a second behind McMaster.
Dany Brandt of Switzerland clinched third place with a season-best time of 49.25 seconds, a further distance behind the leaders.
More Meeting Records, PB, and National Records At P-T-S Meeting 2023
Meanwhile, the women’s 400m hurdles race also produced a meeting record.
Immediately after McMaster set his mark, Italy’s Ayomide Folorunso clocked 54.44 secs to win the women’s race over Morocco’s Noura Ennadi, who clocked 54.48 in second place.
Elsewhere at the P-T-S Meeting 2023, Anita Horvat from Slovenia won the women’s 800m, running a time of 1:59.91, Great Britain’s Ama Pipi dominated the women’s 400m to set a personal best of 50.75 secs, and USA’s Amber Hughes took the women’s 100m hurdles title with 12.68.
Shashalee Forbes of Jamaica secured the women’s 100m with a time of 11.10 seconds, while Viktoria Forster of Slovakia was third place, but broke a 55-year-old national record with her time of 11.26.
In other results, Cole Walsh of the USA won the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 5.62 meters, and the women’s long jump event went to Pauline Hondema from the Netherlands with a leap of 6.42 meters, and USA’s Payton Otterdahl set both a meeting record and a personal best when winning the men’s shot put with a throw of 22.11 meters.
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