17 SEP 2006 General News

Women's 100m Hurdles

With a sensational display in the second half of the race, Brigitte Foster-Hylton gave the Americas team a major boost with her convincing victory in the 100m Hurdles.

Running even with American champion Ginnie Powell and European champion Susanna Kallur by hurdle three, the Jamaican pulled ahead of Powell by hurdle five and away from the Swede by hurdle seven en route to her 12.67 win. Kallur, the winner of the Golden League races in Paris and Rome was second (12.77) with Powell, also this year’s NCAA champion, ending her season with a third place finish in 12.90.

“It’s been a stressful season,” said Foster-Hylton, who was fourth in Madrid four years ago. “So today I came out, saying to myself, I have nothing to lose, it’s the last one. I was a bit messy on the inside, but technically it was one of my best races this season.”

I had a very slow start and it was hard when you are chasing Brigitte,” said Kallur.

Bob Ramsak