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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