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Usain Bolt sees off Powell

other Updated: Jul 18, 2010 00:05 IST

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt saw off compatriot Asafa Powell in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting on Friday that saw American David Oliver clock the third-fastest time ever in the 110m hurdles. Bolt, the reigning world record holder in the 100 and 200m, ran a meet record of 9.84 seconds, with Powell at 0.07sec back and another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, in third on 9.95.

The 23-year-old triple Olympic and double world sprint champion, who only made his comeback from an Achilles tendon problem last week, was held by Powell until the closing 20 metres, but had enough in the tank to take it at the line.

The standout performance of the evening, however, came from Oliver, who timed the third fastest time ever in the men's 110m hurdles at 12.89sec.

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Vinokourov, a Kazakh rider who is back at the Tour after a doping ban, was fastest over five low-grade climbs during the 196-kilometre course from Rodez to Revel.