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Determined Gay beats Powell again

Tyson Gay
Tyson is to have surgery on his groin in the close season

American Tyson Gay beat Asafa Powell for the second time in a week to win the 100m at the Daegu International.

Gay, who equalled the second fastest 100m time with 9.69 seconds on Sunday, clocked 9.94 in South Korea, with Powell timed at 10 seconds exactly.

Britain's Jeffrey Lawal Balogun ran 20.98 in the men's 200m but was beaten by American Wallace Spearman's 20.29.

In the women's 800m GB's Jenny Meadows triumphed in two minutes 01.65, pushing Sonja Roman into second place.

It was Gay's third race in less than a week, after he appeared in Japan's Super Track and Field meet and ran 10.13 seconds.

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The improved time was his 21st sub-10 second run, and it took his winning ratio against Powell to 6-1.

Also in Daegu, venue for the 2011 World Championships, Carmelita Jeter of the United States won the women's 100m in 10.83 seconds.

And Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva won the pole vault in 4.60 metres, but then failed to clear 4.85m, some way short of her world record of 5.06m.



see also
Gay clocks stunning 100m in China
20 Sep 09 |  Athletics
Gay set to be fit for new season
25 Oct 09 |  Athletics
Gay too good for Powell in Greece
12 Sep 09 |  Athletics
Powell beats Gay in Brussels 100m
04 Sep 09 |  Athletics
Gay sweeps to 100m win in Sweden
31 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Bolt sets record to win 100m gold
16 Aug 09 |  Athletics
Gay eases to 200m win in London
25 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Athletics on the BBC
21 Apr 11 |  Athletics


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