Jamaica’s Omar McLeod won the men’s 110m Hurdles today at the Diamond League Meeting in Florence, Italy.
McLeod signaled his intention to successfully defend his Olympic title with a world-leading time of 13.01 seconds, which equaled Allen Johnson’s meet record set back in 1999.
“It feels good to be winning again. I am having fun again,” said a pleased McLeod afterward.
“It was a really good race. I put together a technically sound race. I did not hit a hurdle. The weather is a bit shaky but we have to put up with this.
“The time is close enough to 13 seconds and I will get under 13 seconds when the time is right. Now I had two solid races back to back and I am getting better with every race. It is good to get opportunities to race again.”
Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi finished the race second in 13.25s, while France’s Wilhem Belocian clocked 13.31s for third.
Meanwhile, the only other Jamaican participating in meet, Megan Tapper, placed fourth in the women’s 100m hurdles. She had a time of 12.94s in the race won by Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn in 12.38s.
Second was Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas, with a time of 12.80s and third place went to Elvira Herman of Belarus (12.85s)