Bolt wins gold with season's best time; Dix, Jeter sparkle

Bolt wins gold with season's best time; Dix, Jeter sparkle

The quick-finishing Bolt clocked 9.82 seconds in his first race in six weeks to equal compatriot Asafa Powell's season leader. Bolt easily beat Jamaican club-mate Yohan Blake, who clocked his season's best of 9.96 seconds. Churandy Martina of Netherland Antilles was third in 10.16. He dominated the final half of the race but did not appear to be his overpowering self against a relatively weak field.

A sterner test is expected on July 16, when Bolt meets Powell for the first time this season in Paris. Bolt admitted it could be his biggest challenge since he set his world record of 9.58 seconds in defeating American Tyson Gay and Powell in Berlin's World Championships.

American Walter Dix took the 200 in 19.86 seconds and Cuban world record holder Dayron Robles ran his fastest 110 metres of the season, clocking 13.01 seconds. American David Oliver, who was not here, remained the season's leader at 12.90. Former Olympic and world champion Jeremy Wariner helped lead the way, winning the 400 metres in 44.57 seconds.

Kenyan Nicholas Kemboi added another with a stirring 1,500 metres in 3:31.52.
American Carmelita Jeter won the women's 100 in 10.99 seconds.

Results: Men: 100M: Usain Bolt (Jam) 1; Yohan Blake (Jam) 2; Churandy Martina (Ned Antilles) 3. T: 9.82S. 200M: Walter Dix (US) 1; Churandy Martina (Ned Antilles) 2; Xavier Carter (US) 3. T: 19.86S. 400M: Jeremy Wariner (US) 1; LeJerald Betters (US) 2; Jermaine Gonzales (Jam) 3. T: 44.57S. 800M: David Lekuta Rudisha (Ken) 1; Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (SA) 2; Alfred Kirwa Yego (Ken) 3. T: 1:43.25. 400M hurdles: Bershawn Jackson (US) 1; Angelo Taylor (US) 2; Felix Sanchez (Dom Rep) 3. T: 47.62S. 3000M steeplechase: Brimin Kipruto (Ken) 1; Benjamin Kiplagat (Ugn) 2; Paul Kipsiele Koech (Ken) 3. T: 8:01.62. High jump: Ivan Ukhov (Rus) 1; Yaroslav Rybakov (Rus) 2; Kyriakos Ioannou (Cyp) 3. H: 2.33M. Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie (Fra) 1; Steven Hooker (Aus) 2; Malte Mohr (Ger) 3. H: 5.85M. Javelin: Andreas Thorkildsen (Nor) 1; Tero Pitkamaki (Fin) 2; Guillermo Martinez (Cub) 3. D: 87.03M.

Women: 100M: Carmelita Jeter (US) 1; Sherone Simpson (Jam) 2; Chandra Sturrup (Bah) 3. T: 10.99S. 1500M: Gelete Burka (Eth) 1; Btissam Lakhouad (Mor) 2; Nancy Jebet Langat (Ken) 3. T: 3:59.28. 3000M: Vivian Cheruiyot (Ken) 1; Alemitu Bekele (Tur) 2; Meseret Defar (Eth) 3. T: 8:34.58. 100M hurdles: Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (Can) 1; Carolin Nytra (Ger) 2; Delloreen Ennis-London (Jam) 3. T: 12.56S. Long jump: Brittney Reese (US) 1; Naide Gomes (Por) 2; Tatyana Kotova (Rus) 3. D: 6.94M. Triple jump: Yargelis Savigne (Cub) 1; Olga Rypakova (Kaz) 2; Svetlana Bolshakova (Bel) 3. D: 14.99M. Discus: Yarelis Barrios (Cub) 1; Becky Breisch (US) 2; Dani Samuels (Aus) 3. D: 65.92M.

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