Panamanian Gianna Woodruff successfully closed the 2022 Diamond League season, finishing second in the 400m hurdles at the Weltklasse Meeting, held in Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland.

Woodruff had a time of 53.72, only being beaten by Femke Bol of the Netherlands, who had a time of 53.03.

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After Woodruff they reached the finish line Janieve Russell, from Jamaica (53.77); Dalilah Muhammad, from the United States (53.83); Rushell Clayton of Jamaica (54.25); Viktoriya Tkachuk, from Ukraine (54.79); Anna Ryzhykova, from Ukraine (55.06); and Ayomide Folorunso, from Italy (55.86).

It should be noted that the time achieved by Woodruff was his second best personal best of his sports career in this specialty.

His best record was achieved this year in the framework of the World Championships in Athletics that took place in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Specifically, it was on July 20 when he had a time of 53.69 in the semifinals of his specialty and that at the same time earned him a new South American record.

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For Woodruff, 28, yesterday’s performance was his best start of the 2022 season in the four events he saw action from in the Diamond League.

She is currently one of the Panamanian athletes with the best performance, consecrating herself this year in the elite of her specialty, by qualifying for the final in the World Championships in Athletics.

Last year, she also reached the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Source: Critica

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