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VCB wins 100m in Beijing at World Challenge meet

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB) of Jamaica, who skipped the women's 100 metres, expectedly won the 200m easily with a time of 22.60 seconds at the World Challenge Beijing meet inside the Bird's Nest Stadium yesterday.

American Kaylin Whitney (23.06) was second, narrowly beating Jamaican Schillonie Calvert (23.12) into third.

Calvert also finished third in the women's 100m, which was won by Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago in 11.05.

The United States' ChaRonda Williams clocked 11.28 for second, while Calvert returned 11.42.

Marvin Bracy clocked 9.95 seconds to win the men's 100 metres, a day after American teammate Justin Gatlin withdrew from the event.

Bracy beat Mike Rodgers by four hundredths of a second, with Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian taking third in 10.06 at the Bird's Nest, which will also host the World Championships in August.

Gatlin had arrived for the meet with an injury concern after running a world-leading 9.74 in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.

In other men's results, Kenya's Jonathan Muia Ndiku won the steeplechase in 8:11.64, Alexis Copello of Cuba recorded 16.70m to clinch the triple jump title, and Petr Frydrych of the Czech Republic won the javelin with a throw of 83.10m.

World-record holder Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland won the women's hammer with a throw of 77.73 metres.

The 29-year-old Wlodarczyk, world champion in 2009 and the reigning Olympic and world silver medallist, won comfortably with China's Wang Zheng second with 73.99m and Martina Hrasnova of Slovakia third with 73.80m.

Zhang Wenxiu, the 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medallist, finished sixth.

In the women's shot put, Christina Schwanitz of Germany recorded a world-leading 20.77m to avenge her loss to China's Gong Lijiao at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Sunday.