Gatlin dashes to another victory

Gatlin dashes to another victory

 American sprinter Justin Gatlin continued his recent resurgence ahead of the London Olympics with victory in the men's 100 metres at the IAAF World Challenge on Wednesday.

The gold medallist in the 2004 Athens Games won in 9.93 seconds ahead of compatriot Michael Rodgers (10.06) and Jamaica's Jacques Harvey (10.16). Gatlin, the world indoor 60 metre champion who has enjoyed a revival of late after his four-year ban for doping ended in 2010, followed up his success in the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Saturday, where he beat Jamaica's Asafa Powell.

In the women's 100, Carmelita Jeter sprinted to victory in 11.11 seconds to finish ahead of Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare (11.21) and Aleen Bailey of Jamaica (11.34).

Another world champion who enjoyed a happy return to Daegu was Grenada's Kirani James, who won the men's 400 in 44.72.  There was also success for Aries Merritt (13.21), who pipped compatriot David Oliver (13.22) to win the men's 110 metres hurdles.

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