9th May 2021 – After her exceptional form in the 400m flat so far this season there was a lot of anticipation to see what Shamier Little (USA) would run in her 400m hurdles opener at the USATF Golden Games in Walnut, California on Sunday.
Shamier duly delivered a strong performance and was a convincing winner in a 2021 world lead of 53.65 seconds.
Jenna Prandini (USA) had another busy day and after qualifying for the 100m final she chose to withdraw and focus on her 200m. Here she finished fourth in 22.30 seconds.
Sinclaire Johnson (USA) achieved one of the sports big landmarks as she went sub 2 minutes in the 800m for the first time. Racing in a very large field Sinclaire navigated her way round brilliantly and finished strongly to take seventh place in 1:59.91.
There was also seventh place finishes for Stephanie Twell (GBR) in the 5000m running 15:36.07 and Matthew Hudson-Smith (GBR) in the 400m with a time of 46.03 seconds.