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Bolt clocks 9.79 in Oslo, Pearson also impresses

posted 7 Jun 2012, 13:38 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 7 Jun 2012, 13:38 ]

Double Olympic champion Usain Bolt clocks 9.79 in the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo while Australian hurdler Sally Pearson also impresses over the same distance.

OSLO, NORWAY (JUNE 7, 2012) (IMG) - Jamaica's world record holder Usain Bolt was made to work for victory in the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday (June 7).

Compatriot Asafa Powell was quick out of the blocks and had the lead until the final 10 metres when Olympic champion Bolt came through to win in 9.79 seconds, a meeting record.

Powell's time of 9.85 was his best of the season.

After crossing the line, Bolt collided with a flower girl on the track, catching her as she stumbled and then hugging her with a big grin on his face.

The other main event of the meet involved Australian Sally Pearson, who equalled her world leading 12.49 seconds to win the women's 100m hurdles.

The world number one had clocked the same time at a meet in Australia earlier in the season.

World champion Dai Greene of Great Britain had to settle for fourth in the men's 400m hurdles with Javier Culson of Puerto Rico running away to win in another world leading time of 47.92. Greene clocked 48.98.

In the men's 5000m, world record holder Kenenisa Bekele ran 5th but in season best 13.00.54.

The race was won by Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel in 12.58.92.

In the field, the men's javelin was again won by Czech Vitezslav Vesley who threw a world leading 88.11m.