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Olympic athletes McLaughlin-Levrone, Lyles, and Thomas dominate at the New York Grand Prix

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This past Sunday, June 9th, Track and Field enthusiasts arrived at Icahn Stadium, on a warm but windy day, to witness thrilling and electrifying performances from some of the top athletes in the sport. With the U.S. Olympic Trails and the Summer Olympic Games right around the corner, athletes from all around the world demonstrated their elite capabilities at the New York Grand Prix.


The action on the track started to heat up during the Women’s 100m race. Nigerian Olympic athlete, Favour Ofili started strong and blasted out her blocks to come in first place with a time of 11.18.


2x Olympic medalist, Gabby Thomas came in 4th (11.34).

Surprisingly defending Olympian champion Elaine Thompson-Hearth finished 9th (11.48) but appeared to have suffered an injury. She took to Instagram to address what happened. “I felt something uncomfortable as I began to push I still tried to go but it got worse” so I am awaiting professional advice moving forward” thanks for your continuous support”.     


The Men’s 400m was one of the highlights of the meet. The race was close but at the very end, Kirani James (44.55) edged out Chris Bailey (44.73) to take home the victory.


Next up was the Women’s 400m dash and the crowd erupted when 2-time Olympic Gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone stepped onto the track to get ready to deliver a spectacular performance. With her strength and speed, McLaughlin quickly showed dominance by running the third-fastest 400m in U.S. history clocking in at 48.75. Her teammate Talitha Diggs came in 2nd with a strong time of 50.91.  

The 200-meter dash was the last two races of the event and both the Women and the Men showed up and out. Gabby Thomas did not come out to play and when she kicked into her second gear she left her competitors behind to take the win with a time of 22.42. Tamara Clarke finished in 2nd (22.79) and Jenna Prandini finished in 3rd (22.96).


The time was finally here and the crowd gave an exhilarating roar when Olympian Noah Lyles stepped onto the track. Even with a significant headwind, Lyles gave “main character energy” with a strong finish of 19.77. Joseph Fahnbulleh came in 2nd (20.15) and Noah Lyles brother, Josephus Lyles finished 3rd 20.51).


We wish all the athletes the best of luck as they participate in their Journey To Gold.


All photos were taken by : jswiftsports

Written By: Shauntay Hallett

Until next post... Coach Tay











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