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Usain Bolt runs season’s best 9.85 in Zagreb

ZAGREB (Sporting Alert) – Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start to win the men’s 100m at Tuesday’s grand prix meeting in Zagreb.

The Jamaican world record holder had said in the build-up to the meeting that he wanted to make amends for his disappointing disqualification at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea and he certainly did so tonight.

Bolt clocked a meeting record and seasonal best time of 9.85 seconds to take the win over world bronze medallist Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis, who was second in 10.01, while Richard Thompson was third in 10.08.

Earlier, American world champion Carmelita Jeter won the women’s race in 11.00 – beating Jamaica’s Schillonie Calvert (11.13) – who returned later to win the 200m in a personal best of 22.55.

Bulgarian Ivet Lalova was third in the 100m in 11.33.

Australia’s Sally Pearson, who won the 100m hurdles in Daegu, continued her good form this season with another win, after clocking 12.68 seconds here tonight. USA’s Dawn Harper was second in 12.81.

Cuban Dayron Robles won the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.00secs, beating USA’s Jason Richardson, who ran 13.04.

Elsewhere, Jamaica’s Novlene Williams-Mills ran a meeting record of 50.31 to win the women’s 400m, while American world silver medal winner LaShawn Merritt took the men’s crown in 45.22.

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