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Greaux 2nd in Belgium 100m

Thursday, July 19, 2018
T&T’s sprinter Kyle Greaux

T&T's Kyle Greaux has stepped up this season and yesterday raced to more success, copping a silver medal in the Men's 100 metres at the International Athletics Meeting of Liege in Belgium.

The national 200m champion clocked 10.33 seconds to cross second, behind Japanese Ryota Yamagata, who won with a 10.13-clocking. In third place was Tatenda Tsumba of Zimbabwe in 10.35.

Greaux continues to fill up his medal cabinet each time he takes the track. Last month, he followed Keston Bledman (10.20) to the line in the men's 100m final at the National Championships in Port-of-Spain, to place second in 10.21.

He has also had a number of successes in the 200m dash, most memorable thus far, his win over Commonwealth champion Jereem Richards (20.35) in the final at the national meet, where he won in 20.31.

This was after Greaux upset Olympic 400m champion and 2016 Olympic 200m finalist, American LaShawn Merritt (20.54), clocking 20.45 to take gold at the Cayman Islands Invitational track and field meet in George Town on June 3.

The Olympian's run of success continued at the Aliann Pompey Track and Field Invitational Meet at Lenora Stadium in Guyana late June, where Greaux raced to gold in a time of 20.43, beating Yancarlos Martinez of Dominican Republic into second place in 20.80 and Guyana’s Winston George, third in 20.87.

Meanwhile, Richards returns to the track tomorrow to compete in the men's 200m at the IAAF Diamond League 10th spot in Monaco for this 31st edition of the Meeting Herculis EBS.

He will line up against World champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey, USA duo Noah Lyles and Ameer Webb, Canada's Aaron Brown, South African Luxolo and Alonso Edward (Panama).


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