Gatlin finishes 100m in 9.90s

Jun 25, 2012, 08:31 IST | AFP

Justin Gatlin ran 9.90 seconds in the rain to set the 100-metre qualifying pace on Saturday at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials, sending a message to global foes that he is ready for battle

 “I hope so, running in these conditions,” Gatlin said. “A true warrior will go out there and battle in this situation. It defines warriors how well you get up for this.”

Justin Gatlin

Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion, was unable to defend his title at the 2008 Beijing Games while serving a four-year doping ban. — 

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