By Natalee Ruddock, Trackalerts.com writer
LONDON – Kim Collins, despite his age, continues to prove he is the fastest sprinter from St. Kitts and Nevis with another sub-10 seconds clicking at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on Sunday.
At the Horse Guards Arena and the Mall, US sprinter Mike Rodgers powered through in the final 50m to win the men’s 100m just as the heavens opened after a day of blazing sunshine. The American clocked a season’s best of 9.91 (+1.0), with 38-year-old Kim Collins setting a new St Kitts & Nevis national record of 9.96 in second. Nesta Carter was third 10.00 with Chijindu Ujah fourth in 10.13.
|Kim Collins set a new St Kitts & Nevis national record of 9.96 in second|
In the star-studded line up in the women’s 100m field, Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was fast out the blocks and into an early lead, but Olympic 200m champion Allyson Felix had other ideas, storming through in the closing stages to steal the win. No times available because of problems with the timing system.
A photo finish had to split the top three in the men’s 110m hurdles, with British champion William Sharman given third place behind US World silver medallist Ryan Wilson and Shane Brathwaite from Barbados, with the trio all clocking 13.24 (-0.4).
British champion Tiffany Porter stormed to victory in the 100m hurdles in 12.71 (+0.9) over Brianna Rollins 12.75 and Sally Pearson 12.79.
British athletes one-two in the men’s long jump as Chris Tomlinson secured the win with his second jump 7.94m (-0.6) while JJ Jegede 7.88m took second.
Croatia’s former world high jump champion Blanka Vlasic showed she’s back in great form, with first time clearances up to her winning mark of 2.00m (tried at 2.02m) really exciting the enthralled crowd.
Germany scored a double win in the shot put, with world champion David Storl throwing a lifetime best 21.97m, also European lead 2014, to secure his win, and Christina Schwanitz, second in the world this year, throwing 19.92m to seal her victory.