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By Anthony Foster in New York
The Adidas Grand Prix, the sixth stop in the IAAF Diamond League held at Icahn Stadium in front a sold out crowd, was not too good for Caribbean athletes.
Usain Bolt was the only winner, but not in the fast time expected by him or the fans.
Bolt, who had a very poor first half, ran away with the victory in 20.29 ahead of Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla 20.32 and Julian Forte of Jamaica 20.46.
“I don’t know what happened, I just can't explain, it was really bad, probably it was one of the worse turn I ever run in my entire life,” Bolt said.
In the men’s 100m, won by USA’s Tyson Gay in 10.12, Nesta Carter was second in 10.15 while fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade finished 5th in 10.28. Trinidad & Tobago’s Keston Bledman, who ran under protest, was later disqualified from the contest.
English Gardner of USA won the women’s 100m in 11.00 ahead of Jamaican Samantha Henry-Robinson 11.08. Trinidad & Tobago’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste 11.19 was 3rd and Schillonie Calvert (JAM), 6th in 11.60.
US girl, Tori Bowie ran 22.23 to beat Nigerian Blessing Okagbare 22.67 and Sherone Simpson of Jamaica 22.69 in the women’s 200m.
Chris Brown of Bahamas was second in the men’s 400m with 44.74. Trinidad & Tobago’s pair of Renny Quow 45.57 and Machel Cedenio 45.89 were 5th and 6th respectively, while Winston George of Guyana closed the field in 46.37. The event was won by Wayde van Niekerk if South Africa in 44.24.
The women’s 400m went to American Francena McCorory in 49.86, the fastest time in the world this year. Bahamian Shaunae Miller and Jamaica's Stephenie McPherson battled in the final 50m, but the former came home in 50.66 to 50.84.
Jamaican Anastasia Le-Roy 52.62 was third in race one, won by Deedee Trotter of USA in 51.96.
Shane Brathwaite of Barbados 13.44 was 7th in the men’s 110m hurdles, won by USA's David Oliver 13.19 over countryman, Jason Richardson 13.26.
Sharika Nelvis of USA topped the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.65 while sisters Danielle Williams 12.89 and Shermaine Williams 13.19 were 3rd and 7threspectively.
The men’s 400m hurdles saw Jeffery Gibson of Bahamas taking 3rd in 48.97 and Jamaican Roxroy Cato, 4th in 48.97. Trinidad & Tobago’s World champion Jehue Gordon was 6th in 49.34 and Jamaican Annsert White 7th in 49.62.
In the field, O’Dayne Richards 21.00m was fourth in the men’s shot put, won by Joe Kovacs of USA 21.67m