Gatlin clinches 100m gold

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Justin Gatlin upset the odds to take a brilliant 100m gold in one of the greatest sprint races of all time.

Gatlin clinches 100m gold
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Justin Gatlin upset the odds to take a brilliant 100m gold in one of the greatest sprint races of all time. The American ran 9.85 seconds to edge Portugal's Francis Obikwelu into second and reigning champion Maurice Greene into the bronze medal position. Pre-race favourite Asafa Powell of Jamaica tied up and trailed home fifth as four men went under 9.90 seconds for the first time in history.

Topics : Athletics
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