• Yohan Blake runs Sensational 100m -9.69
» Thursday, 23 August 2012
Article source: Athletics
Diamond League Lausanne - The show definitely belonges to Jamaican superstar Yohan Blake. London Olympics Silver medalist crushed the men's 100m field with a sensation time of 9.69 seconds. It is a new personal record for athlete, second fastest time this year. The 22-year-old, who destroyed Bolt's two year old meet record of 9.82, is now equal second with Tyson Gay on the world All-Time list.
"I knew I was fast," said Blake, last year's World champion. "My coach (Glen Mills) told me I could run faster. Today I finally proved it. I have been working for that and it all came together."
Results Men's 100m
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Usain Bolt in this competition ran a 200m dash. He cruised to a victory in 19.58, a new meet record. "I am very happy with how things turned out here tonight," said Bolt. "19.58 is a very good time and I am more than satisfied. This season has not always been great but I am thrilled with the way it is finishing."
Dramatic turned out tonight women's 100m race where American Carmelita Jeter beat Jamiacan Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Both sprinters crossed the finish line in 10.86 seconds. After reviewing photo finish, meeting referees credited a victory to Jeter. In london Oympics Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce beat Carmelita Jeter.
"I always want to win but that was great run," said Jeter."Basically it was an Olympic final - an epic moment. I thought: 'I gotta bring this home." Jetter concluded.
Kenyay Pamela Jelimo upset Olympic champion Maria Savinova in women's 800m. This time Jelimo took tactics by sitting behind and then pushed late in the race."I started at the back then I finally released my finishing kick in the home straight and it worked," said Jelimo. "I'm happy with the victory." Jelimo told media. Her winning time was 1:57.59 versus Savinovas 1.58.10.