• Seiko Golden Grand Prix: Bartoletta takes 100m, Long Jump double; Gatlin impresses in 100m

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Tianna Bartoletta pulled out wins in the long jump and 100m, while Justin Gatlin destroyed the men's 100m field at Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Japan on Sunday.

In the women's long jump USA's Tianna Bartoletta leaped 6.61m (W +1.7m/s) to defeat her compatriot the world season leader (7.05m) Brooke Stratton 6.55m ( W -1.7m/s). After taking her long jump win Bartoletta stepped back on the track to claim the 100m dash in 11.23 (Wind -1.7m/s).
 
World championships silver medalist Justin Gatlin successfully opened his season after recovering from an ankle injury by destroyed the men's 100m in 10.02 (W -0.4m/s). The nearest sprinter to Gatlin was Japan's Ryota Yamagata, who clocked 10.21 for second with Barbados Ramon Gittens finishing in 3rd in 10.26 seconds.
 
Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republik  threw a new personal best and new world lead of 86.76m to win the men's javelin contest.
 
Olympic champion Shawn Barber of Canada cleared 5.62m to win the men's pole vault competition. 
 
Elsewhere on the track, Ethiopian runner Tigst Assefa won the women's 800m with a time of 2:00.66, while her compatriot Dejene Gonfa was victorious in the men's 3000m with a time of 7:51.99.
 
 



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