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Veronica Campbell-Brown Cruises To 100m Victory In Osaka

Veronica Campbell of Jamaica in the 100m

Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 100 meters at the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday.

Campbell-Brown clocked 11.02 seconds for her first win in the 100 this season. Japan’s Chisato Fukushima was second at a distant 11.27 with Australia’s Melissa Breen third in 11.47.

Campbell-Brown, who won gold in the women’s 200 in Beijing and Athens, started had to quickly make up ground to finish comfortably ahead of Fukushima.

“I didn’t get the start I wanted,” Campbell-Brown said. “I didn’t execute the way I wanted but am happy to get the win. It’s always good to come back to Osaka.”

Another Jamaican,  Michael Frater clocking a time of 10.24 to win the men’s race

Elsewhere, American Michael Rodgers coasted to victory in the men’s 200 with a time of 20.55, 0.11 seconds ahead of Canadian Jared Connaughton.

Ireland’s Joanne Cuddihy took the women’s 400 with a time of 52.15, 0.78 seconds ahead of Jamaica’s Clora Williams while Ginnie Powell of the United States powered to victory in the women’s 100 hurdles in 12.76.

Women’s 100m and strong fields in the throws to take the spotlight in Osaka

Two reigning World champions and a pair of reigning Olympic champions will headline the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday, the second IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2010.

Leading the field in the women’s 100m will be Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Earlier this year, Campbell-Brown won the World indoor title in the 60m in Doha, and outdoors has run 22.32 in the 200m.

Christian Cantwell and Dan Taylor are the featured athletes in men’s Shot Put. Discus Throw where Olympic champion Stephanie Brown Trafton of the USA will throw against the reigning World champion, Dani Samuels of Australia.

Meanwhile, with Liu Xiang, the 2004 Olympic champion, pulling out of the 110m Hurdles due to injury, his Chinese compatriot Shi Dongpeng is now promoted to the position of favorite.

…..IAAF REPORT

Ato Boldon Discusses The Usain Bolt Effect on The Inside Track

Four-time Olympic medalist and current broadcast analyst Ato Boldon takes on one of the most talked about global sports figures for today’s “The Inside Track” guest column: Usain Bolt. Boldon discusses the impact his fellow Caribbean sprinter has had on the sport and what it has meant to see Bolt rise to the top.

“The Inside Track” is a six-part guest columnist series that will serve as a prelude to the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 12, at Icahn Stadium in New York City.

Boldon, who will serve as the sprint broadcast analyst for NBC’s live coverage of the adidas Grand Prix, points to Bolt’s carefree approach to racing as one of the keys to his success: “Post-race posing is something track fans have been used to for years. Bolt has introduced the world to pre-race posturing, and yet, somehow has not alienated or irritated track and field fans or all of his competitors.”

He says Bolt’s attitude—in addition to the fact that his rise to greatness can be traced throughout his youth—as evidence for why Bolt’s performances should not be looked at through “dirty-urine-tinted glasses:” “In my days as an athlete, I competed against most of the sprinters who turned up guilty of doping in the last decade. All had one thing in common: a seeming lack of real joy in competing. Bolt is the exact opposite.”

Curious to know how fast the experts think Bolt will go? Boldon gives his predictions.

To view the complete text, click here. Or to join in the discussion about this and other athletics topics, visit the adidas Grand Prix pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Complete Results From Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar

Complete Results From Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar, on April 24.

Among the highlights at the meeting were Poland’s World Hammer Throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk who easily won that event with a massive 75.13m effort to see off the challenges.

Also on show were Jamaica’s Sheri-Ann Brooks who won the women’s sprint double while her fellow countryman Lerone Clarke took the men’s 100m.

100 Metres – Men Wind: +0.8 m/s

1 Clarke , Lerone JAM 10.19
2 Norman , Joshua USA 10.32
3 Waugh , Ainsley JAM 10.39
4 Metu , Obinna NGR 10.41
5 Magakwe , Simon RSA 10.45
6 Morlu , Abraham LBR 10.47
7 Bosse , Berenger Aymard CAF 10.57
8 Niang , Mamadou Lamine SEN 10.58

200 Metres – Men Wind: +2.2 m/s

1 Meité , Ben Youssef CIV 20.86
2 Magakwe , Simon RSA 21.08
3 Waugh , Ainsley JAM 21.28
4 Norman , Joshua USA 21.41
5 Metu , Obinna NGR 21.57
6 Morlu , Abraham LBR 21.58
7 Ndour , Abdourahmane SEN 21.82

400 Metres – Men

1 Kikaya , Gary COD 46.90
2 Mogawane , Ofentse RSA 47.10
3 Makwala , Isaac BOT 47.54
4 Welgopwa , Saul NGR 47.88
5 FOFONA , Ansoumane FRA 48.22
6 Gueye , Mamadou SEN 48.82

800 Metres – Men

1 Mulaudzi , Mbulaeni RSA 1:46.15
2 Rimmer , Michael GBR 1:46.29
3 Kiplagat , Richard KEN 1:46.36
4 Rono , Geoffrey Kipkoech KEN 1:46.43
5 Kiplagat , Abraham KEN 1:46.98
6 Kivuva , Jackson Mumbwa KEN 1:47.12
7 Seck , Mor SEN 1:47.34
8 Kinyor , Job KEN 1:48.26
9 Wagne , Abdoulaye SEN 1:48.94
10 Chepkirwok , Abraham UGA 1:49.40
11 Kibet , Geoffrey KEN 1:51.65

3000 Metres – Men

1 Simotwo , Suleiman Kipses KEN 7:45.15
2 Bekele , Tariku ETH 7:45.81
3 Kiplagat , Benjamin UGA 7:46.50
4 Kiptoo , Mark Kosgey KEN 7:47.05
5 Chebii , Abraham KEN 7:48.50
6 Kisorio , Mathew Kipkoech KEN 7:50.77
7 Cheboi , Collins KEN 7:51.41
8 Kiplimo , Joseph Kitur KEN 7:51.94
9 Elkaam , Fouad MAR 8:00.74
10 Tiony , Michael Kiprop KEN 8:08.36
Birgen , Bethwell KEN DNF

400 Metres Hurdles – Men

1 Fredericks , Cornel RSA 49.33
2 Buckley , Markino JAM 49.75
3 Hane , Mamadou Kasse SEN 50.19
4 le Roux , Wouter RSA 50.57
5 Williams , Derrick USA 51.68
Hamadi , Abderahmane ALG DNS

High Jump – Men

1 Kgosiemang , Kabelo BOT 2.26
2 Nieto , Jamie USA 2.23
3 Idriss , Ali Mohd Younes SUD 2.19
3 Jonas , Dusty USA 2.19
5 Tereshin , Andrey RUS 2.19
6 Djouméssi , Fernand CMR 2.10
7 Dembele , Manirou SEN 2.05

Long Jump – Men

1 Badji , Ndiss Kaba SEN 8.27 +0.7
2 Soldatkin , Oleksandr UKR 8.12 +1.0
3 Nima , Issam ALG 8.12 +2.4
4 Tomlinson , Christopher GBR 8.05 +3.7
5 Gaisah , Ignisious GHA 8.01 +5.7
6 Manyonya , Luvo RSA 7.87 +1.2
7 Garenamotse , Gable BOT 7.81 +0.5
8 Smith , Tyrone BER 7.76 +3.9
9 Berrabah , Yahya MAR 7.57 +4.7

Shot Put – Men

1 Fortes , Marco POR 19.65
2 Williams , Rhuben USA 18.63
3 Cremona , Orazio RSA 18.30
4 Potgieter , Roelie RSA 17.86
5 Ricci , Andrea ITA 17.24

Women’ results

100 Metres – Women Wind: +2.4 m/s

1 Brooks , Sheri-Ann JAM 11.33
2 Maduaka , Joice GBR 11.64
3 Knight , Natalie USA 11.77
4 Hodge , Virgil SKN 11.86
5 Glenn , Brianna USA 11.91
6 Faye , Gnima SEN 12.15
7 Mane , Massata SEN 12.44
Williams , Angela USA DNS

200 Metres – Women Wind: +0.7 m/s

1 Brooks , Sheri-Ann JAM 23.27
2 Knight , Natalie USA 23.76
3 Maduaka , Joice GBR 23.82
4 Amertil , Christine BAH 23.82
5 Hargrove , Monica USA 23.84
6 Nadjina , Kaltouma CHA 23.94
7 Soumah , Ndeye SEN 24.40
8 Hodge , Virgil SKN 24.47

400 Metres – Women

1 Montsho , Amantle BOT 50.94
2 Hargrove , Monica USA 52.73
3 Amertil , Christine BAH 52.74
4 Soumah , Ndeye SEN 52.99
5 Nadjina , Kaltouma CHA 53.17
6 El Jack , Nawal SUD 55.21
7 Diabaye , Fatou SEN 55.61
8 Paye , Seynabou SEN 57.07

800 Metres – Women

1 Akkaoui , Malika MAR 2:10.66
2 Langat , Nancy Jebet KEN 2:10.71
3 Aït Hammou , Seltana MAR 2:10.93
4 Chebet , Winny KEN 2:11.99
5 Jelagat , Irene KEN 2:12.08
6 Tverdostup , Tamara UKR 2:12.63
7 Varga , Judit ITA 2:18.24

400 Metres Hurdles – Women

1 Wilson , Nickiesha JAM 57.82
2 Darden , Dominique USA 58.16
3 Lambarki , Hayat MAR 58.42
4 Zunda , Ieva LAT 58.82
5 Soulama , Aïssata BUR 59.14
6 Lhabze , Lamiae MAR 59.14

Long Jump – Women

1 Jimoh , Funmi USA 6.87 +5.0
2 Glenn , Brianna USA 6.58 +4.7
3 Josephs , Janice RSA 6.39 +4.1
4 Radevica , Ineta LAT 6.38 +3.6
5 Trybanska , Malgorzata POL 6.32 +5.8
6 Polk , Tori USA 6.24 +5.1
7 Ndoye , Kéné SEN 6.09 +4.7
8 Gadio , Rokhaya SEN 5.89 +3.2

Shot Put – Women

1 Camarena-Williams , Jillian USA 18.81
2 Borel-Brown , Cleopatra TRI 18.01
3 Stevenson , Sara USA 17.74
4 Pressley , Jessica USA 17.06
5 Bronisz , Agniewszka POL 16.01

Hammer Throw – Women

1 Wlodarczyk , Anita POL 75.13 75.13
2 Marghiev , Marina MDA 72.14 72.14
3 Lysenko , Tatyana RUS 70.03 70.03
4 Claretti , Clarissa ITA 69.20 69.20
5 Salis , Silvia ITA 68.36 68.36
6 Dahlgren , Jennifer ARG 67.94 67.94
7 Campbell , Amber USA 67.83 67.83
8 Zolotukhina , Nataliya UKR 66.95 66.95
9 Smaliachkova , Maryia BLR 64.18 64.18
10 Tsander , Volha BLR 61.72 61.72
11 Séné , Amy FRA 58.51 58.51

Australian hurdler Sally McLellan will risk getting injuried

Sally McLellan in action
Olympic 100m hurdles silver medallist Sally McLellan will risk her back injury to compete at tomorrow night’s grand prix meet in Sydney.

A fierce competitor, McLellan has had her patience severely tested after being sidelined since tearing a disc in her back just prior to the world championships in August last year.

Expected to be unable to compete until at least May, McLellan instead returned at a low-key competition on the Gold Coast last week and will step up a notch when she runs the 100m flat at Sydney Olympic Park.

“I’m just sick of not competing and seeing every other girl getting out there competing and I wasn’t on the start list,” McLellan said.

“I should be there. It’s not normal for me not to compete.

“I’m a competitor so I’m not going to go out there wanting to lose. I want to win.

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“Hopefully my animal instincts will kick in and I’ll beat the girls.’

–aap