Asafa Powell powers to gold in 9.87s at Swiss meet
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell sprinted away from the field in the final stage to pull off another victory this season in the men's 100 metre event at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet here
Luzern (Switzerland): Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell sprinted away from the field in the final stage to pull off another victory this season in the men's 100 metre event at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet here. Powell clocked 9.87 seconds on Tuesday while distancing himself from the field at the 80m mark to secure a dominating win, reports CMC.
Jamaica's Asafa Powell (left) beats compatriot Nesta Carter to gold in the 100m dash at in Lucerne, Switzerland on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
Powell crossed the finished line ahead of fellow countrymen Nesta Carter, who ran 10.06 for second place and Kemar Bailey-Cole (10.10). The winning time was the fourth quickest this season for the former World Championships bronze medallist, who has a season's best time of 9.81.
Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown ran a fantastic opening 100m in the 200m event, but faded to second place in a season best of 22.61 secs — just edging out American Tiffany Townsend (22.62). Campbell-Brown was denied first place by USA's Charonda Williams, who finished the course in 11.14 seconds and then completed the double with a 22.32 secs to secure the 200m.
South African 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk sizzled to a stunning time of 19.94 secs to win the men's 200m event against a strong field that also included Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir of Jamaica.