Usain Bolt Cruises 9.84 to Beat Asafa Powell, David Oliver U.S Record 12.89 110mh at Paris Diamond League Meeting

>> July 17, 2010

Three-times Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt posted his second fastest time this year in blue riband event on the super-fast track at the Stade de France during the IAAF Paris Diamond League meeting on Friday (July 16).

Bolt clocked 9.84 to win the the race ahead of fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell who recorded a not bad 9.91. Bolt's training partner, Yohan Blake timed 9.95, completed the podium winning for Jamaica.

Shared the fastest time as at now, Bolt and Powell met for the first time this season but Bolt is now unbeaten for 14 consecutive finals of 100m.

Meanwhile,  David Oliver posted a new American record in the 110mh by clocking 12.89, eclipsed Dominique Arnold's record by one hundredth of a second as well as the third fastest time of all time, behind Dayron Robles (12.87 WR) and Liu Xiang (12.88).

Under perfect conditions, Oliver enjoyed a strong start and pulled away, beating fellow Americans Ryan Wilson, who finished second in 13.12, and Ronnie Ashe, who was third in 13.21.

Results:
Men's 100m (Wind: -0.3)
1, Usain Bolt, JAM, 9.84 MR (0.170)
2, Asafa Powell, JAM, 9.91 (0.154)
3, Yohan Blake, JAM, 9.95 PB (0.184)
4, Daniel Bailey, ANT, 10.00 (0.194)
5, Christophe, Lemaitre, FRA, 10.09 (0.171)
6, Martina Churandy, AHO, 10.09 (0.173)
7, Trell Kimmons, USA, 10.14 (0.167)
8, Martial Mbandjock, FRA, 10.20 (0.164)

Men's 110mh (Wind: +0.5)
1, David Oliver, USA, 12.89 (0.161)
2, Ryan Wilson, USA, 13.12 (0.165)
3, Ronnie Ashie, USA, 13.21 (0.163)
4, Joel Brown, USA, 13.25 (0.204)
5, Dwight Thomas, JAM, 13.30 (0.139)
6, Andrew Turner, GNR, 13.37 (0.141)
7, Dimitri Bascou, FRA, 13.45 (0.158)
8, John Yarbrough, USA, 13.57 (0.156)
9, Bano Traore, FRA, 13.61 (0.141)

Men's 100m Video:

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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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