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• Gatlin Breezes to victory in Beijing

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American sprinter Justin Gatlin celebrated victory in the 100m at Wednesday's IAAF World Challenge meet in Beijing.

Just 4 days after taking a win in Shanghai Diamond Lague, Gatlin,  clocked 9.94 seconds to win the 100m in Beijing. The 31-year-old US sprinter narrowly beat his compatriot Mike Rodgers, who crossed the line second in season's best time of 9.97 seconds.

Jamaican sprint legend Veronica Campbell Brown set a new meeting record of 22.29 seconds to claim the win in the women's 200m.

World record holder Aries Merritt managed to recover from disqualification  at Shanghai Diamond League to win 110m hurdles in Beijing on Wednesday. The 2012 Olympic champion Merritt clocked a very promising 13.24 beating into second China's Xie Wenjun.

"I'm now recovering well," he said in Beijing before the race. "My goal for Rio is obviously to make the US team win again." said Merritt who is still recovering from a very serious kidney transplant.

American pole vaulter the 23-year-old Sam Kendricks set his all time best by vaulting 5.92m. Kendricks already produced a big surprise when he won Shanghai  Diamond League few days ago beating world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and World Champion Shawn Barber.

A surprise win in the men's high jump took Syrian Majd Eddin Ghazal who cleared massive 2.36m for the win. Ghazal the 2012 Syria's flag-bearer set a new personal best and a new world lead. 

There was a series of decent victory's among Chinese athletes in Beijing Olympic stadium. First, Gao Xinglong  leaped 8.23m to win the men's long jump contest. Dong Bin won the men's triple with a mark of 17.24m, while Zhang Wenxiu threw 75.58m to claim victory in the women's hammer.

See full meet results here.

Watch race videos here.

  




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