Jamaica’s Olympic and 2017 World 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod got his 2020 season started with a third-place finish in the men’s 100-yard dash at the Zurich Inspiration Games on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
McLeod 26 finished third-best in 9.87 seconds in the 100-yard (91m) event for the first time in his career, behind Andre de Grasse of Canada, and Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut, who finished in 9.68s and 9.72s, respectively.
Georganne Moline of the United States set a world 300m hurdle lead in Walnut 39.08 with Lea Sprunger second in Zurich in 39.25 and Zuzana Hejnova third in Papendal 40.97.
In the field, former Cuba star triple jumper Pedro Pablo Pichardo won his event with a wind-aided 17.40m (2.3m/s), followed by Americans Christian Taylor (17.27m) and Omar Craddock (17.04m).
Sandi Morris took the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 4.66m as Angelica Bengtsson of Sweden was second with 4.46m as Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi did not finish the contest.
American Sam Kendricks won the men’s pole vault with 5.81m with Poland’s Piotr Lisek second with 5.66m, while France’s Valentin Lavillenie failed to finish.