(TORUN, Poland): Martin Prime finished in seventh in the men’s 55-59 60m finals on the fourth day of competition of the 2019 World Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships earlier today (Wed March, 27).
Prime got to the line in 7.76 seconds.Andre Bancod of France sped to gold in 7.42 second ahead of Italy’s Giulio Morelli was second in 7.51. Donald Brown of Great Britain and Northern Ireland took the bronze medal in 7.60 seconds. Another Italian Giancarlo D Oro (7.64), German Reiner Heweling (7.65) and Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Pat Logan (7.66) all go the finish line ahead of Prime. American Robert Foster was eighth in 7.80. Prime was aiming to emulate his medal performance at the 2017 edition of the meet in Daegu, South Korea when he copped bronze. The San Fernando native won gold at the 2014 edition in Budapest, Hungary when he took the men’s 50-54 title.
Prime will turn his attention the men’s 55-59 200m prelims set for tomorrow (Wednesday, Mar 28) beginning at 10:30am (Poland time)/5:30am (TT time).
Women’s 50-54 javelin silver medallist Gwendolyn Smith will be aiming for a second medal when she lines up in the discus finals on Friday 9:00am (Poland time)/5:00m (TT).
Trinidad and Tobago is currently 47th on the medal table following Smith’s silver medal.
T&T’s among 88 countries competing at the global biennial Masters Indoor championships for competitors 35 years and over. The Championships began on March 24 and will come to an end on March 30.