By Mario Lopez, World-TrackZARAGOZA, Spain — World silver medallist Derrick Atkins from the Bahamas clocked a wind-aided 10.00seconds dead to win the men’s 100m dash at the Reunion Internacional Gobierno de Aragon in the breezy Centro Aragones Deporte in Zaragoza on Saturday.
The Bahamian national record holder took the victory with a following wind of +3.0m/s as he raced home ahead of Portugal’s 2004 Athens Olympic silver medallist Francis Obikwelu, who posted 10.08sec for second place, the same time as Samuel Francis of Qatar.
The women’s race saw American Gloria Asumnu running a wind-assisted 10.95secs (+2.5m/s) for first. She beats fellow countrywoman Tianna Madison (11.26) and Spain’s Digna Luz Murillo (11.52).
Another wind-assisted run came from American hurdler Danielle Carruthers, winner of the women 100m hurdles in 12.82 (+3.6).
In the long distance, Mayte Martinez of Spain carved out a very tight victory over former Cuban world champion Zulia Calatayud in the women’s 800m.
Martinez stopped the clock at 2:01.87 to edged Calatayud, at 2:01.89.
Meanwhile in field events, USA’s Brianna Glenn won the women’s Long Jump with a second round wind-assisted effort of 6.72m.