Strachan wins in Lucerne – The Nassau Guardian

Antonique Strachan from the Bahamas continues to do well in 2022, having one of the better, if not the best, seasons of his track and field career.

Strachan won the women’s 200 meters (m) Tuesday at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern at the Stadion Almend in Lucerne, Switzerland, coming from lane 8 to run another sub-23 second race.

29-year-old Strachan clocked 22.68 seconds to top the extremely tough world-class track in Lucerne. Niger’s Aminatou Seyni closed in on her second place with her 22.71 seconds, while American Jenna Prandini rounded out the top three with her 22.82 seconds. Also in the race were Americans Brittany Brown and Tamara Clarke and local favorite Mujinga Kambunji of Switzerland. Mujinga Kambunji is a three-time World Championship finalist, including a bronze medalist at the 2019 Doha World Championships.

Strachan got out of the block quickly and took a good position around the corner to set the third fastest time of the year. Rounding her curve, she emerged side by side at the front of the race. Strachan’s favorite part of her 200 m race has always been the homestretch. Yesterday in Lucerne she proved it right and showed her strength all the way to the finish.

As a senior athlete, it was my first victory in Europe anyway, so this win was really important. She had great success as a junior athlete, but due to her injuries and other issues she was unable to replicate that success on her senior side.

Despite battling injuries this season, Strachan has been excellent, posting three career fastest times in the women’s 100m and the fastest time in the women’s 200m for eight years. A former world junior double sprint champion, she has her five ‘Golden Girls’ and Shaunae to break her 11 seconds in the women’s 100m. In 2008 she achieved two records.

Strachan ran a then-best of 10.99 seconds at the John Wolmer Speed ​​Fest in Kingston, Jamaica earlier this year, and later improved his best of 10.98 seconds to finish at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene. We didn’t make it to the finals. , Oregon, July.

As mentioned above, Strachan is the fastest time in eight years in the women’s 200m, with a time of 22.55 seconds at the MVP (Maximizing Velocity and Power) Velocity Fest in Kingston earlier this year. She beat former world champion, Jamaican legend Shelley Ann her Fraser her Price in that race. It was the first time she beat Fraser Price in her career.

Strachan is tied for sixth in the women’s 100m all-time Bahamian list, tied with Miller Uibo, and tied for fourth in the women’s 200m, alongside Sabateda Fiennes.

Strachan has been hesitant to reach his first global final in Eugene this year, but is aiming for a strong finish heading into 2022. She is tied for 15th in her league standings at the Diamonds in the women’s 200m, with only one match left before the two-day competition. Diamond League final in Zurich, Switzerland.

Strachan was the only Bahamian at yesterday’s Swiss competition. Strachan wins in Lucerne – The Nassau Guardian

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