Super performance in the USA, Coleman start with 300 hp
The indoor track season kicked off for good on the other side of the Atlantic with top performances for 2022 in the world, while the much-discussed Christian Coleman made his debut running the 300m.
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400m Olympic gold medalist Steven Gardiner started the season indoors running the 300m. He ran at the Birmingham rally in Alabama and made 32.06 to break his own national record (Bahamas) which was 32.26 from 2019. With 32.06 he climbed to No. 7 of all time with the world record being 31.87 and belonging to 2017 in Noah Lyles.
The Cypriot Stylianna Ioannidou also competed in the same rally, representing Louisville at the height of the women, where she was the winner with 1.81m.
Christian Coleman fought for the first time in Lexington after being banned for violating the anti-doping code. The world champion in the 100m chose to start from the 300m where he was second with 33.20 behind Kennedy Leitner who made 32.75.
The top performance in the world was recorded by Matt Bolling (photo) in the men’s length at the Clemson rally, jumping 8.25m. He started with 7.73m in the first attempt, did it with the second 8.25m and finished his race without making any other jumps. Top performance in the world was also recorded in the women’s length with Jasmine Moore jumping 6.58m.
The fastest 60m in the obstacles for this year, ran the Center Harrison with 7.81, while Denzel Comentenia was very good in throwing an instrument with a shot at 23.65m, which is also the top performance for 2022.