Frustrated by his missed final of the last Indoor Worlds, Wilhem Belocian quickly moved on. In full preparation in the United States, the Frenchman is currently skimming the meetings across the Atlantic.
After a comeback in 13”69 (+1.8 m/s in series) on the side of Gainesville (April 16), and a second test in Miami (13”51 in series, +2.5, on April 23 ), the 2021 European indoor champion accelerated again this Saturday to finish second in the Collegiate Invitational Meet in Jacksonville (Florida) in 13”23 (+1.7 m/s), behind the American Trey Cunningham (13 ”10), best global performance of the year.
A time synonymous with minima for the Eugene Worlds (13”32, July 15-24) and an already very high level of form for the end of April.
Brommel in front of De Grasse on 100 m
Moreover, the Frenchman is not the only one to already have ants in his legs. In Philadelphia, Devon Allen won the Penn Relays 110m hurdles in 13”11 (no wind) ahead of Omar McLeod (13”22), while world indoor 60m champion Grant Holloway won , for its recovery in Baton-Rouge, in 13”34 (-0.4 m / s).
Stripped of his junior world record in the 100m by Batswana Letsile Tebogo in 9”96 (+1.9m/s) this Saturday (in Gaborone, Botswana, 1000m altitude), Trayvon Brommel avenged by dominating a slightly too windy 100m (+2.1m/s) in Jacksonville (Florida) in 9”75 ahead of André De Grasse (10”07).
Among the women, the Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles Sydney McLaughlin offered herself a small tour of the 100m hurdles at the Penn Relays with a success in 12”75 (zero wind at the key). Chrono very close to the results of Jacksonville, where Brittany Anderson won in 12”68 (-0.3), ahead of Rayniah Jones (12”79) and the French Laeticia Bapté (12”97), who descends for the first time in his career under 13 seconds.