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Holloway’s World Indoor win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors | USA Track & Field – USA Track and Field

INDIANAPOLIS — Keeping an eight-year winning streak alive, Grant Holloway (Gainesville, Florida) earned recognition as the 11th USATF Athlete of the Week award winner for 2022.
 
Holloway, who set the world record in the 60m hurdles last year with a 7.29 in Spain, tied that record* in the semi-final at the World Indoor Championships and then ran away with the final to claim gold in 7.39. In an event usually decided by just inches, Holloway’s winning margin of .11 seconds at Belgrade was the biggest in the history of the World Indoor Championships since the inaugural final in 1987.
 
The Olympic silver medalist at 110m hurdles and the reigning world outdoor champion in that event, Holloway has dominated the indoor sprint hurdles over the past five years and his win in Belgrade was his 57th in a row, including prelims, since he last lost on March 16, 2014, while in high school.
 
Other top performances from last week:

  • Sandi Morris defended her World Indoor title in the women’s pole vault with a clutch clearance at 4.80m/15-9 to lead a 1-2 Team USATF finish in the event.
  • Ajee’ Wilson sprinted away to gold in the women’s 800m at Belgrade, clocking a U.S.-leading 1:59.09 to win by more than a second and improve on the silver medals she won in 2016 and 2018.
  • Chase Ealey tied the American indoor record* in the women’s shot put with a 20.21m/66-3.75 throw that garnered her silver in Belgrade.

*Pending verification by the USATF Records Committee.
 
Now in its 21st year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week when there are high-level competitions and features the athlete on USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week. 

2022 Winners: January 10, Alicia Monson; January 17, Keira D’Amato; January 24, Nyckoles Harbor; January 31, Elle Purrier St. Pierre; February 7, Chris Nilsen; February 14, Grant Fisher; February 21, Camille Herron; February 28, Cole Hocker; March 7, Grant Fisher; March 14, Randolph Ross; March 21, Grant Holloway. 

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To nominate an athlete for USATF Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to [email protected] 

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Source: https://www.usatf.org/News/2022/Holloway%E2%80%99s-World-Indoor-win-earns-him-USATF-Athlet

INDIANAPOLIS — Keeping an eight-year winning streak alive, Grant Holloway (Gainesville, Florida) earned recognition as the 11th USATF Athlete of the Week award winner for 2022. Holloway, who set the world record in the 60m hurdles last year with a 7.29 in Spain, tied that record* in the semi-final at the World Indoor Championships and then ran away with the final to claim gold in 7.39. In an event usually decided by just inches, Holloway’s winning margin of .11 seconds at Belgrade was the biggest in the history of the World Indoor Championships since the inaugural final in 1987. The Olympic silver medalist at 110m hurdles and the reigning world outdoor champion in tha…….

INDIANAPOLIS — Keeping an eight-year winning streak alive, Grant Holloway (Gainesville, Florida) earned recognition as the 11th USATF Athlete of the Week award winner for 2022. Holloway, who set the world record in the 60m hurdles last year with a 7.29 in Spain, tied that record* in the semi-final at the World Indoor Championships and then ran away with the final to claim gold in 7.39. In an event usually decided by just inches, Holloway’s winning margin of .11 seconds at Belgrade was the biggest in the history of the World Indoor Championships since the inaugural final in 1987. The Olympic silver medalist at 110m hurdles and the reigning world outdoor champion in tha…….

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