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Bailey-Cole still hot

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Leighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

It was cold and raining, but Kemar Bailey-Cole's hot streak continued yesterday with another win over Asafa Powell in the 100 metres, this time at the IAAF World Challenge in Zagreb.

The Commonwealth Games double-gold medallist was the only Jamaican winner on the night and remains unbeaten since claiming gold in Glasgow.

Running in lane six, Bailey-Cole was, over the last 20 metres, in lock-step with Powell to the line to win in 10.07 seconds against a slight headwind, the same time that was accredited to the former world record holder.

American Mike Rogers (10.10) finished third in the field that included Chijinu Ujah (10.26), Ryan Bailey (10.27), Richard Thompson (10.31), and Kim Collins (10.32).


Andrew Riley (13.61) finished sixth in the men's sprint hurdles won by Russia's Sergey Shubenkov ahead of Cuba's Orlando Ortega (13.42) and the USA's Ronnie Ashe (13.52). Edino Steele fared even worse in the 400m finishing eighth in a disappointing 48.66 in the race won by England's Martyn Rooney in 45.49. Botswana's Isaac Makwala clocked 45.60 for second while USA's Gil Roberts was third in 45.77.

France's Myriam Soumare won the 200m in 22.75 ahead of Joanna Atkins of the USA 22.99, and Great Britain's Jodie Williams 23.09.

In the women's sprint hurdles Nia Ali took the win with a time of 12.92 over Alia Talay of Belarus 12.99 and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain 13.01.

Meanwhile, Croatia's Sandra Perkovic continued her dominance in the discus winning comfortably with a throw of 65.09m. Germany's Shanice Craft was four metres behind with a best throw of 61.15m while France's Melina Robert-Michon was next with a mark of 60.75m.