Powell and Campbell-Brown win Jamaican 100 metres

Kingston: Former world record holder Asafa Powell edged out Usain Bolt`s training partner Yohan Blake to win the Jamaican 100 metres world championship trials on Friday.

Powell clocked a winning time of 10.08 seconds into a headwind and was joined by Blake and Steve Mullings in claiming berths for August`s world championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Blake was a hundredth of a second behind Powell with Mullings a very close third in 10.10 seconds.

World record holder Bolt did not compete in the trials because he has a wildcard bye as the defending champion in both the 100 and 200.

Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown comfortably claimed the women`s 100 in a fast 10.84 seconds.

Beijing Olympic 100 metres co-silver medallist Kerron Stewart was more than a tenth of a second adrift with Jura Levy taking third in 11.10.

Stewart`s Beijing co-medallist Sherone Simpson finished fourth.

Bureau Report

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