Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce returned to action over 100 metres today with a meeting record of 10.81sec in Chorzow, Poland ©Getty Images

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, suitably rested after running the women’s 100 metres in 10.60sec, the third fastest time ever, returned to action in phenomenal fashion today at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Chorzow, Poland, winning in a meeting record of 10.81.

The 34-year-old mother and double Olympic 100m champion, whose personal best was enough to defeat her fellow Jamaican and reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on August 26, pulled out of the Paris Diamond League meeting two days later citing fatigue.

But she returned at full throttle to the Stadion Slaski for the annual Kamila Skolimowska Memorial meeting, finishing well clear of her nearest rival, Switzerland’s Olympic finalist Mujinga Kambundji, who clocked 11.08.

This was one of six meeting records on a day of high quality action in Silesia.

Germany’s 2017 world javelin champion Johannes Vetter, whose 2020 throw of 97.76 metres put him second on the all-time list behind the world record holder Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic, suffered the huge disappointment of failing to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 final.

At the Paris Diamond League meeting last Saturday (August 28) he suffered a further, if less profound, disappointment as he produced the best effort of the day, 87.20m, but only finished second behind Grenada’s current world champion Anderson Peters after failing to record the best mark in the Final Three series.

Today, however, in more conventional competition, he won with a third-round effort of 89.60 - although it was well short of his effort of 96.29m, the world’s best this year, in the same arena on May 29.

Today Peters finished second with a best of 83.61m.

Meanwhile victory in the women’s javelin went with a throw of 61.77m to Poland’s Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Maria Andrejczyk, who tops this year’s world list with 71.40m, the third best of all time.

The 25-year-old Polish thrower, who missed out on a medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics by two centimetres, suffered from a shoulder injury in 2017 and was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2018, auctioned off her medal to raise funds for an eight-month old boy’s heart surgery.

"The true value of a medal always remains in the heart," the athlete told The Times.

"A medal is only an object, but it can be of great value to others.

"This silver can save lives, instead of collecting dust in a closet.

"That is why I decided to auction it to help sick children."

After 36 consecutive throws beyond 22 metres - not including fouls - in a run that dates back to May, Olympic champion and world record holder Ryan Crouser of the United States opened with 21.61 metres.

But it was business as usual with his second throw as he recorded a winning mark of 22.39m.

Meanwhile another Olympic champion, joint men’s gold medallist Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy, won in 2.30m from Authorised Neutral Athlete Ilya Ivanyuk, who cleared 2.27m.

The emotional focus of the evening for home fans was the men’s discus, where Piotr Malachowski, whose career has earned him one world title, two world silvers, two European golds and two Olympic silvers, was making his farewell appearance aged 38.

He finished fourth with 62.29 metres from the last throw in a competition won by Kristjan Ceh of Slovenia on 66.65m and which included several throw s from Malachowski's seven-year-old son Henio.

Morocco’s Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Soufiane El-Bakkali, whose race in Paris last Saturday ended after he collided with the first barrier, finished second in the 3,000m flat in a personal best of 7min 37.18sec behind Ethiopia’s Tadese Worku, who ran a meeting record of 7:36.47.

Further meeting records came from Portugal’s Auriol Dongmo, fourth in the Olympic women’s shot put final, who won with 19.32m, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, who won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.64sec from Jamaica’s Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Megan Tapper, who clocked 12.75, Britain’s Jemma Reekie, who won the 1000 metres in 2min 35.47sec, and Kenya’s Wycliffe Kinyamal, who won the men’s 800 metres in 1:44.63.

Canada's Olympic 200 metres champion Andre De Grasse won in 20.21sec from compatriot Jerome Blake, who ran 20.32, and Italy's Filippo Tortu, whose last leg run earned Italy the Olympic men's 4x100m title, who was third in 20.40.

Alison Dos Santos, the 21-year-old Brazilian who took silver in a South American record of 46.72 in the epic Tokyo 2020 men’s 400 metres hurdles final, earned another tour victory in 48.50, followed home by Turkey’s Yasmani Copello in 48.70.

Pawel Fajdek, the four-times men’s hammer throw world champion who earned his first Olympic medal, bronze, in Tokyo, produced a home victory, overtaking fellow Pole and Tokyo 2020 champion Wojciech Nowicki's best of 77.45 metres with a sixth and final effort of 79.60m.

In the women’s hammer, hopes of a home double were ended by Nastassia Maslava of Belarus, who threw 69.88m to beat Poland’s Malwina Kopron into second place on 69.75m.

Jamaica’s Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Hansle Parchment, winner at last weekend’s Paris Diamond League, maintained pole position with victory in 13.26 from Devon Allen of the United States, who clocked 13.37.

United States pole vaulter Chris Nilsen, the Tokyo 2020 silver medallist, cleared 5.86m to earn victory, with his closest rival being Ernest Obiena of The Philippines, who jumped 5.80m, winning on countback from Nilsen’s compatriot KC Lightfoot.

Poland’s Piotr Lisek was fifth and double world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States finished sixth, both on 5.70m.

Michael Cherry of the United States, fourth in the Olympic men’s 400 metres final, won here in 44.94 from compatriot Vernon Norwood, who ran 45.12.

Italy’s Elena Vallortigara equalled her season’s best of 1.96m to win the women’s high jump.