World lead for Reekie, meeting record for Ortega

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Britain’s Jemma Reekie maintained her winning streak in the women’s 800 metres at the Orlen Kusocinski Memorial, winning with 1:58.63 at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting in Chorzow on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Two days after winning at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, the double European U23 champion was paced through the first lap in 58.80 before she once again ran away from the rest of the field in the final 200 metres to win.

Her time is the fastest outdoor performance in the world this year, while the outright world lead remains Reekie’s indoor clocking of 1:57.91.

Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui was second in 2:00.12 with Germany’s Christina Hering placing third in 2:00.47.

Olympic silver medallist Orlando Ortega comfortably won the 110m hurdles, equalling the meeting record of 13.25 (1.0m/s). France’s 2017 world U18 silver medallist Cyrena Samba-Mayela impressed in the 100m hurdles to win in a PB of 12.87, the second-fastest time ever by a European teenager.

 

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