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'The Beast', Fraser-Pryce blaze at Adidas Grand Prix
2012-06-09 18:33:42 | (0 Comments)
World champion Yohan Blake and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were in winning form in the 100-metre dash at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York today.
World champion Yohan'The Beast' Blake
Blake clocked 9.90 seconds to win the men's event but he had to dig deep to get the better of Trinidadian Keston Bledman, who clocked 9.93.
Michael Rodgers of the USA finished third in 9.99.
Meanwhile in the women's event, Fraser-Pryce clocked a season-best 10.92 to beat a quality field in the women’s 100 metres.
Tianna Madison finished second in a personal-best 10.97, while her American teammates Carmelita Jeter was third in 11.05 and Allyson Felix fourth in 11.07.
In the men’s 200 metre, Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade clocked a season’s best 19.94 but had to settle for second in a close finish with Churandy Martina of The Netherlands. Martina was also credited with the same time, which is a national record in The Netherlands.
In the women’s 400-metre race, Jamaica’s Novlene Williams-Mills had to settle for second in 50.10.
American Francena McCorory won the event in a personal-best 50.06.
Earlier, Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica clocked 54.91 for second place in the women’s 400-metre hurdles. American T’Erea Brown won the event in a meet record 54.85.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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