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Marvin Bracy wins men’s 100 metres at World Challenge in Beijing, Ahye takes women’s event

BEIJING _ Marvin Bracy clocked 9.95 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at the World Challenge Beijing meet Wednesday, a day after American teammate Justin Gatlin withdrew from the event.

Bracy beat Mike Rodgers by four hundredths of a second, with Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian taking third in 10.06 at the Bird’s Nest, which will also host the world championships in August.

Gatlin had arrived for the meet with an injury concern after running a world-leading 9.74 in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.

In other men’s results, Kenya’s Jonathan Muia Ndiku won the steeplechase in 8:11.64, Alexis Copello of Cuba recorded 16.70 metres to clinch the triple jump title and Petr Frydrych of the Czech Republic won the javelin with a throw of 83.10 metres.

The women’s 100 was won by Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago in 11.05, ahead of ChaRonda Williams of the United States and Schillonie Calvert of Jamaica.

Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, who skipped the 100, expectedly won the 200 easily with a time of 22.60, leaving American Kaylin Whitney and Jamaican Schillonie Calvert to take the second and third places.

World-record holder Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland won the women’s hammer with a throw of 77.73 metres.

The 29-year-old Wlodarczyk, world champion in 2009 and the reigning Olympic and world silver medallist , won comfortably with China’s Wang Zheng second with 73.99 and Martina Hrasnova of Slovakia third with 73.80.

Zhang Wenxiu, the 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medallist , finished sixth.

In the women’s shot put, Christina Schwanitz of Germany recorded a world-leading 20.77 metres to avenge her loss to China’s Gong Lijiao at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Sunday.

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