Stewart bounces back to claim 100m in Germany

Stewart bounces back to claim 100m in Germany

By Paul Reid

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Commonwealth Games double medallist Kerron Stewart was the only Jamaican winner at the ISTAF IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany, yesterday.



Days after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich that cost her the Diamond trophy, Stewart bounced back to edge American Joanna Atkins to the tape, winning in 11.25 seconds (0.5m/s).



Atkins clocked 11.26 seconds for the runner-up spot, while another Jamaican, Schillonie Calvert, was fourth in 11.32 seconds, the same time as third-placed Jessica Young of the USA.



Commonwealth Games men’s shot put champion O’Dayne Richards has been busy competing all over Europe the last few weeks and was fourth in Berlin, with a best mark of 20.72m.



Germany’s David Storl won in 21.41m, ahead of American Ryan Whiting who shot 21.06m and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh with 20.77m.



Meanwhile, Trinidadian Richard Thompson won the men’s 100 metres in a pedestrian 10.15 seconds ahead of American Dentarious Locke, who clocked 10:16 seconds, and fellow Trinidadian Keston Bledman, who timed 10.23 seconds.


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