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Usain Bolt Wins Men’s 200 Metres Gold In Daegu

Defending  world champion and triple world record holder, Usain Bolt, produced a scintillating 19.40 (secs) run to easily win the men’s 200M sprint event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, today. Bolt’s run was a world leading time (for 2011) and the fourth-fastest 200M in history (he holds 3 of the top 4). Fellow Jamaican, Nickel Ashmeade, placed fifth in the race. Complete details below.

1 3 588 Usain Bolt JAM 19.40 (WL) 0.193
2 4 1073 Walter Dix USA 19.70 (SB) 0.161
3 6 413 Christophe Lemaitre FRA 19.80 (NR) 0.160
4 8 801 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR 19.95 (SB) 0.164
5 5 585 Nickel Ashmeade JAM 20.29 0.136
6 2 198 Bruno de Barros BRA 20.31 0.158
7 1 1015 Rondel Sorrillo TRI 20.34 0.122
7 813 Alonso Edward PAN DNF 0.188



Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Filed under: Daegu-2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Jamaica’s 4×400 Metres Women’s Relay Team Wins Silver In Daegu

Jamaica’s 4×400 Metres women’s relay team of Rosemarie Whyte, Davita Prendergast, Novlene Williams-Mills and Shericka Williams ran a new national record 3:18:71 to take silver in the women’s 4×400 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea today. Full details of the race in the table below.

1 United States
(Sanya Richards-Ross; Allyson Felix; Jessica Beard; Francena McCorory)
USA 3:18.09 (WL) 0.199
2 Jamaica
(Rosemarie Whyte; Davita Prendergast; Novlene Williams-Mills; Shericka Williams)
JAM 3:18.71 (NR) 0.204
3 Russia
(Antonina Krivoshapka; Natalya Antyukh; Lyudmila Litvinova; Anastasiya Kapachinskaya)
RUS 3:19.36 (SB) 0.204
4 Great Britain & N.I.
(Perri Shakes-Drayton; Nicola Sanders; Christine Ohuruogu; Lee McConnell)
GBR 3:23.63 0.383
5 Ukraine
(Nataliya Pyhyda; Anastasiya Rabchenyuk; Hanna Yaroshchuk; Antonina Yefremova)
UKR 3:23.86 (SB) 0.167
6 Belarus
(Hanna Tashpulatava; Yulyana Yushchanka; Ilona Usovich; Sviatlana Usovich)
BLR 3:25.64 0.186
7 Czech Republic
(Denisa Rosolová; Zuzana Bergrová; Jitka Bartonicková; Zuzana Hejnová)
CZE 3:26.57 0.230
8 Nigeria
(Omolara Omotosho; Muizat Ajoke Odumosu; Margaret Etim; Bukola Abogunloko)
NGR 3:29.82 0.183



Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Filed under: Daegu-2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Vonette Dixon, Indira Spence & Brigitte Foster-Hylton Fail To Advance To 100 Metres Hurdles Finals

Vonette Dixon, Indira Spence and Brigitte Foster-Hylton all failed to advance to the finals of the 100 Metre event at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Dixon finished 5th in heat 1, with a time of 13.00 seconds; Spence finished 5th in heat 2, with a time of 12.93 seconds (a personal best for her); Foster-Hylton (the defending World Champion) finished 4th in heat 3, with a time of 12.87 seconds (a season’s best for her). Complete details of the 100 metres semi-final heats are below.

Heat 1

1 6 201 Phylicia George CAN 12.73 Q (PB) 0.124
2 4 986 Kellie Wells USA 12.79 Q 0.168
3 1 824 Lisa Urech SUI 12.86 0.133
4 3 256 Lina Flórez COL 12.94 (PB) 0.163
5 5 512 Vonette Dixon JAM 13.00 0.176
6 7 236 Yawei Sun CHN 13.19 0.174
7 2 868 Nevin Yanit TUR 13.31 0.160
8 8 366 Sandra Gomis FRA 13.55 0.208

Heat 2

1 3 119 Sally Pearson AUS 12.36 Q (WL) 0.140
2 5 946 Dawn Harper USA 12.74 Q 0.181
3 8 751 Tatyana Dektyareva RUS 12.76 q (SB) 0.163
4 4 199 Perdita Felicien CAN 12.88 0.138
5 1 524 Indira Spence JAM 12.93 (PB) 0.169
6 7 559 Natalya Ivoninskaya KAZ 12.96 0.150
7 6 302 Lucie Škrobáková CZE 12.98 0.156
8 2 675 Seun Adigun NGR 13.14 0.158

Heat 3

1 6 405 Tiffany Porter GBR 12.56 Q (NR) 0.137
2 3 924 Danielle Carruthers USA 12.65 Q 0.163
3 4 203 Nikkita Holder CAN 12.84 q (PB) 0.148
4 8 513 Brigitte Foster-Hylton JAM 12.87 (SB) 0.138
5 1 437 Cindy Roleder GER 12.91 (PB) 0.148
6 2 129 Beate Schrott AUT 13.02 0.184
7 7 263 Brigitte Merlano COL 13.21 0.175
5 481 Derval O’Rourke IRL DNS



Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Filed under: Daegu-2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »