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TRINIDAD | Michelle-Lee Ahye wins100m Gold in Commonwealth Games

Featured  Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago, right, powers towards the line to win gold in the women’s 100 metres final. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago, right, powers towards the line to win gold in the women’s 100 metres final. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
GOLD COAST, Australia — Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago, made history for her country today copping the first gold medal for a female athlete at the Commonwealth Games! She won the gold in 11.14 seconds.

Jamaica’s Christania Williams had a poor start but recovered to take silver ahead of her team-mate, Gayon Evans. Williams clocked 11.21s, while her team mate Evans finished in a time if 11.22s. Asha Philip finished fourth.

And in the men's event, Jamaican favourite Yohan Blake was stunned by Akani Simbine of South Africa who won the men's 100 metres in 10.03 seconds at the Commonwealth Games this morning.

Blake beaten in Gold CoastSimbine stormed through on lane seven ahead of compatriot Henricho Bruintjies in 10.17s, as Blake, the fastest man into the final, took bronze with 10.19s.

Jamaica now sits 19th on the medal table with four medals — two silver and two bronze. Heading the tally are 

Australia leads the medal standings with 39 gold medals and 106 overall, with England in second spot with 22 gold among 63 medals. India has 10 gold medals, followed by New Zealand and South Africa with eight each, while Canada has seven.

  • Countries: Trinidad_Tobago

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