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VCB wins 100 metre Diamond Trophy and US$40,000 bonus

Featured VCB wins 100 metre Diamond Trophy and US$40,000 bonus
Several races at the first of this year’s IAAF Diamond League finals had thrilling finishes but one of the closest came in the women’s 100m. Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown battled with Murielle Ahoure all the way down the track and both women were given the same time of 11.04 but the Jamaican got the verdict, the times to three decimal places being given as 11.032 and 11.034.

Campbell-Brown take the diamond trophy and US$40,000 while Kerron Stewart was 5th in 11.19. 

Campbell-Brown, who won by two thousandth of a second was satisfied with her performance. “My main objective was to come out there and execute a good race and hopefully it was enough for me to win the race and I thank God that I achieved that," the low keyed multiple global medallist said.

“My first one so I am grateful for the result and I am grateful to be among the Diamond League winners, I am happy”, VCB stated.           

Kemar Bailey-Cole with a season's best 9.96 secs beat a quality 100 metre field, which included Asafa Powell, who placed 4th with 10.07,  Nesta Carter 10.14 for 6th and Tyson Gay who finished down the track.         

Meanwhile, Nickel Ashmeade failed by just one point to secure the Diamond Trophy for the men's 200 metres , after finishing second in 20.01 behind Panamanian winner Alonso Edward who recorded 19.95 seconds to take the event and the Diamond trophy.         

Another Jamaican, Commonwealth Games 200 metre champion Rasheen Dwyer was third in 20.21 seconds.       

The quartet of Carrie Russell, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert and Samantha Henry-Robinson clocked 42.33 for second in the sprint relay won by Great Britain in a national a record of 42.21.

Commonwealth Games shot put champion O'dayne Richards produced 20.79 metres to place 4th.

 The final stop of this Diamond League circuit is set for September 5 in Brussels.

Last modified onSaturday, 30 August 2014 08:26

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