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I'm a veteran, says Asafa after 100m win, Ashmeade also progresses to semis

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 6:48 AM
Powell: I just pulled it off and took it easy. I am a veteran, so I am just taking it step by step.
Nickel Ashmeade (right) and Tyson Gay crossing the finish line. Ashmeade had to settle for second in his heat behind Gay after stopping the clock at 10.19
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Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade have comfortably progressed to tomorrow’s semi-final of the men’s 100m semi-finals set for 6:10 a.m.

Powell took his heat ahead of the field in 9.95, his 99th sub-10 clocking.

"It was a good run and I got a good start," Powell said.

"I just pulled it off and took it easy. I am a veteran, so I am just taking it step by step."

Ashmeade had to settle for second in his heat behind American Tyson Gay after stopping the clock at 10.19.

Gay won the heat with a time of 10.11.