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Gay too good for Powell in Greece

Venue: Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece Date: 12-13 September, 1600-1930 BST
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Tyson Gay

Replay - Gay clinches men's 100m

Tyson Gay produced a storming finish in the 100m to pip Asafa Powell on the line at the World Athletics Final in Greece on Saturday.

The world silver medallist powered past in the final five metres to win in 9.89 seconds in the absence of Usain Bolt, who will run the 200m on Sunday.

Britain's best athlete was Hannah England, second in the women's 1500m with Lisa Dobriskey eighth.

World champion Phillips Idowu was fourth in the triple jump.

Fellow Briton Michael Bingham was fourth in the 400m, while Rhys Williams was fifth in the 400m hurdles.

World silver medallist Dobriskey endured a torrid time in the women's 1500m and was never in touch with the leaders.

Olympic champion Nancy Jebet Langat pulled clear of the field down the home straight as a tired-looking Dobriskey struggled towards the rear of the field.

In the end she finished eighth but compatriot England produced a strong finish to claim second ahead of world champion Maryam Yusuf Jamal.


World champion Idowu struggled to find his best form in the triple jump and was over 40cm behind winner Arnie David Girat, who jumped 17.45m to win from Leevan Sands.

Idowu managed just 17.03m, well short of the 17.73m he jumped in Berlin to claim gold at the World Athletics Championships.

Sunday could be the final performance on the track this year for the dazzling triple world and Olympic champion Bolt, who withdrew this week from a meeting in South Korea because of his "not-good physical condition".

The 23-year-old will be up against world bronze medallist Wallace Spearmon, Britain's Marlon Devonish and Ireland's Paul Hession in the 200m.

Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu has another chance to take on world champion Sanya Richards in the 400m, while world bronze medallist Jenny Meadows goes in the 800m.

Among the international stars on show on Sunday are Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who goes in the 3,000m and 5,000m, and Russia's dethroned world champion Yelena Isinbayeva, who goes head-to-head with her Polish successor Anna Rogowska in the women's pole vault.

Women's 1500m

Highlights - Women's 1500m

see also
GB win two silvers on final day
23 Aug 09 |  Athletics
British pair light up Gateshead
31 Aug 09 |  Athletics
Powell beats Gay in Brussels 100m
04 Sep 09 |  Athletics
Bolt sets searing pace in Zurich
28 Aug 09 |  Athletics
Isinbayeva sets pole vault record
28 Aug 09 |  Athletics
Athletics on the BBC
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