Jamaica’s Asafa Powell ® leads ahead of Shawn Crawford of the U.S. in the final of the men’s 100 meters sprint during the Pedro’s Cup athletics meeting in Warsaw August 30, 2006.
WARSAW, Poland, Aug 30 - Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell warmed up for the final Golden League meet of the season by winning the 100 metres at a low-key Polish event today in 10.02 seconds.
Powell, who shares the world record of 9.77 with Justin Gatlin, ran in chilly rain and windy conditions at the Pedro’s Cup. It was one of the few times he failed to break 10 seconds this year.
Another Jamaican, Michael Frater, was second in 10.25. American Shawn Shawford was third in 10.50.
Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson won the women’s 100 in 11.25.
Hampered by the difficult weather conditions, Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva failed to clear a height in the women’s pole vault.
The athletes were preparing for Sunday’s ISTAF meet in Berlin, in neighbouring Germany.
Powell is among four athletes who remain in contention for a share of a $US1 million ($A1.31 million) bonus. The prize is shared among those who win their event at all six Golden League meets.
Also in contention are Jeremy Wariner (400 metres), Tirunesh Dibaba (women’s 5,000) and Sanya Richards (women’s 400).