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Bolt at the double at Jamaica trials

KINGSTON — Olympic champion Usain Bolt completed the sprint double as expected for the second season, while Veronica Campbell-Brown ran home with the women’s 200m dash on the third and final day of the Jamaica track and field Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Sunday.

Bolt4 KINGSTON — Olympic champion Usain Bolt completed the sprint double as expected for the second season, while Veronica Campbell-Brown ran home with the women’s 200m dash on the third and final day of the Jamaica track and field Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Sunday.

Bolt sealed the double with an easy looking 20.25seconds into a -2.5m/s wind to beat Steve Mullings, second in 20.40 and Marvin Anderson, third in 20.63.

"There were a lot of fast guys behind me so I ran the corner pretty hard and then I came off and saw where I was and shut it down," said Bolt.

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Campbell-Brown, who is yet to decide if she will double at the World Championships in Berlin later this summer, ran home first in 22.40 in a headwind of -1.1 m/s. The 100m champion Shelly Ann Fraser finished second in 22.58 with former junior star Simone Facey taking third in 22.96.

Kerron Stewart failed to show for the finals, after saying earlier that she was still jaded from last year’s Olympic Games rounds. Here coach Henry Rolle said she has a sore ankle.

Delloreen Ennis-London won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.79sec, running into a headwind of -1.1m/s. Commonwealth Games champion Brigitte Foster Hylton was second in 12.87 with Lacena Golding- Clarke close behind in 12.89.

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The 110m hurdles went to many times winner Maurice Wignall, who raced home in13.48 (-0.8), defeating former sprint double champion Dwight Thomas (13.50) and Richard Phillips (13.61)

Novlene William-Mills surprised Olympic silver medallist Shericka Williams to crown herself national champion over the 400m dash. Novlene, the bronze medal winner in this event at the worlds in Osaka, two years ago posted 50.21sec to defeat Shericka (50.39) and Christine Day (51.54).

The men’s title went to Ricardo Chambers in 45.55 in a thriller with Allodin Fothergill, the second place finisher with a time of 45.57 and Lansford Spence (45.78).

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Last night Michael Blackwood, one of the nation’s seasonal quarter-miler and a man favoured to finish in the top three was disqualified after finishing fourth in his semis.

Alain Bailey won the men’s Long Jump with a big personal best of 8.21metres to lead the Berlin team of Nicholas Gordon, second with 8.11m and Julian Reid, third with the same mark.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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