A. Del Ponte Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The victory in Bern shows that Del Ponte’s form hasn’t slowed down since the Olympics.

Winners at Saturday’s CITIUS Meeting – World Athletics Continental Tour included Ajla Del Ponte and Liemarvin Bonevacia (21).

A. Del Ponte Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Two Consecutive Victories for Del Ponte

After setting a new national record of 10.90 seconds at the Resisprint International in La Chaux-de-Fonds earlier this month, Del Ponte won with a time of 11.04 seconds in the weekend’s Stadion Wankdorf meet.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the 25-year-old beat her Swiss compatriot Salomé Kora, who placed second in 11.21 seconds, and the Dutch sprinter Marije van Hunenstijn, who placed third in 11.28 seconds, to earn the fifth and final medal for her country.

Frenchman Mouhamadou Fall, like Del Ponte, was victorious in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Fall set a new personal best time of 10.08 seconds to win the men’s 100m.

Fall’s previous best in a national 100-meter race was 10.11 seconds, which he also ran at this meet.

Runner-up Rohan Browning of Australia crossed the line in 10.12 seconds, slightly ahead of Antigua and Barbuda’s 10.13 second-place finisher Cejhae Greene.

Bonevacia Sets A New National Record In The 400 Meter Dash

After finishing second in the Olympic relay, Liemarvin Bonevacia set a new Dutch record in the men’s 400 metres with a time of 44.48 seconds, breaking his own mark from the Tokyo Olympics by 0.16 seconds.

The Polish runner Kajetan Duszyski set a new personal best with a time of 44.92 seconds, placing second, and the Dutch runner Jochem Dobber, who ran a 45.20 second race, came in third.

In other events on Saturday at the CITIUS Meeting, Tobi Amusan, who finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, won in 12.80 seconds, defeating Polish hurdler Klaudia Siciarz (12.87 seconds), and Jessie Knight, who set a personal best in the women’s 400-meter hurdles by finishing in 54.23 seconds, defeating home favourite Léa Sprunger (55.04 seconds) (54.51).

To lead a 1-2 finish for the United States, women’s shot put champion Chase Ealey threw 19.05 metres, just ahead of Maggie Ewen (18.68m).

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