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Poland next for sprinter Zoe Hobbs – Te Ao Māori News

Zoe Hobbs (Ngāruahine) is back in pre-Olympic action at the Irena Szewinska Memorial in Poland on Friday morning (NZT).

Hobbs will lead the women’s 100m field in the northern city of Bydgoszcz after victories at the Continental Tour Gold meetings in Melbourne and Tokyo this season.

The 26-year-old’s most recent appearance came ten days ago at the USATF New York Grand Prix in the United States, where she finished seventh out of eight after a short turnaround following her flight from Aotearoa.

New Zealand’s fastest ever woman, who has a career best time of 10.96 seconds, clocked 11.45 in New York in a field that included two-time Olympic 100m gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah from Jamaica, and American 200m silver medalist Gabby Thomas. has run a wind-assisted 10.88 this season.

Hobbs has been training in Europe ahead of Friday’s race, which will take place at 6.25am (NZT).

The Irena Szewinska Memorial is named in honor of the Polish sprinter whose career spanned the 1960s and 1970s and is the only athlete in history (male or female) to set world records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. Szewinska won seven Olympic medals, including three gold.

Hobbs will make her Olympic debut in Paris next month.

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