Ortega continues 'on fire' and returns to beat Holloway without mercy in Hungary
Orlando ortega lengthened his triumphant week and achieved an agonizing victory (13.21) in the 110 meter hurdles against prestigious rivals at the Gyulai Memorial in Hungary, where he sealed his first place in the last meters after beating the World champion in Doha, the American Grant Holloway.
Just eight days after signing the best world record of the year in the Monaco Diamond League (13.11), Orlando Ortega returned to compete successfully despite completing a lousy start in a race in which the best world brands of the year competed.
A top-tier 110 hurdles
The French Wilhem Belocian, third in the Monaco Diamond League, the British Andrew Pozzi, second in the same race and, above all, Holloway, who came out like a runaway horse to touch a victory that in the end the Spanish athlete took.
Orlando, behind in the last hurdles, rallied to a tight finish that ended up on his side on the last stretch, when Holloway even smiled at the thought of victory.
However, with a time of 13.22, Holloway was second, while his compatriot Freddie Criteenden, runner-up in Lima at the Pan American Games, surprised Pozzi and Belocian with third place. But, the first place, once again in the last week, went to Orlando Ortega, who flew the last two hurdles.