Gay drubs Powell; Dix in roaring form

Powell, who has the fastest time in the world this year along with world record holder Usain Bolt, finished 0.02 of a second behind the American.

Gay, the second-fastest man this season, showed no signs of the hamstring injury that has hampered his season in his first competitive outings over the 100. He had comfortably won his heat, running 9.96 into a headwind on a warm, overcast day.

Walter Dix continued his strong showing over 200 metres after beating Gay at the Prefontaine Classic, holding off Wallace Spearmon on the line for his fourth Diamond League victory of the season in 20.26.

World leader Lolo Jones of the United States was a class above the rest of the field in the 100 hurdles, taking the lead after the first couple of barriers and remaining untroubled for victory in 12.79.

World champion Phillips Idowu enjoyed a better time in the triple jump, winning with a leap of 17.38 to give himself a confidence boost ahead of the European championships.


Results: Men: 100M: Tyson Gay 9.94 (US) 1; Asafa Powell (Jam) 9.96 2; Daniel Bailey (Antigua) 10.15, 3.
200M: Walter Dix (US) 20.26, 1; Wallace Spearmon (US) 20.29, 2; Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (Nor), 20.31, 3. 1,500M:  Asbel Kiprop (Ken) 3:33.34, 1; Augustine Choge (Ken) 3:33.51, 2; Leonel Manzano (US), 3:33.51, 3. 5,000M: Vincent Kiprop Chepkok (Ken) 13:00.20, 1; Eliud Kipchoge (Ken) 13:00.24, 2; Imane Merga (Eth)  13:00.48, 3. 3,000M steeplechase: Linus Kipwambok Chumba (Ken) 8:19.72, 1; Michael Kipyego (Ken) 8:21.91, 2; Ben Bruce (US)  8:22.88, 3. High jump: Linus Thoernblad (Swe) 2.29, 1; Osku Torro (Fin)  2.26, 2; Jesse Williams (US) 2.26 3. Long jump: Fabrice Lapierre (Aus) 8.20, 1; Michel Torneus (Swe) 8.01, 2; Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda (Pan) 7.96, 3. Triple jump: Phillips Idowu (Bri) 17.38, 1; Randy Lewis (Gre) 17.29, 2; Alexis Copello (Cub) 17.0,9 3. Discus: Piotr Malachowski (Pol) 69.83, 1; Zoltan Koevago (Hun) 67.02, 2; Casey Malone (US) 65.60, 3.
Women: 100M: Carmelita Jeter (US) 10.95, 1; Kelly-Ann Baptiste (T&T) 11.00, 2; Sherone Simpson (Jam) 11.02, 3.
400M: Shericka Williams (Jam) 50.44, 1; Debbie Dunn (US) 50.66, 2; Novlene Williams-Mills (Jam) 50.90, 3.
800M: Alysia Johnson (US) 1:59.84, 1; Halima Hachlaf (Mor) 2:00.49, 2; Yuliya Krevsun (Ukr) 2:00.67, 3.
100M hurdles: Lolo Jones (US) 12.79, 1; Danielle Carruthers (US) 12.98, 2; Perdita Felicien (Can) 13.01, 3.
400M hurdles: Kaliese Spencer (Jam) 54.10, 1; Zuzana Hejnova (Cze) 54.83, 2; Angela Morosanu (Rom) 54.87, 3.
Pole vault: Svetlana Feofanova (Rus) 4.71, 1; Fabiana Murer (Bra) 4.61, 2; Silke Spiegelburg (Ger) 4.61, 3.
Shot put: Nadezhda Ostapchuk 20.57, (Blr) 1; Valerie Vili (NZ)  20.06, 2; Nadine Kleinert (Ger) 19.01, 3.
Javelin: Sunette Viljoen (SA) 64.32, 1; Kara Patterson (US) 63.11, 2; Barbora Spotakova (Cze)  62.02, 3.

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