Qatar’s Ogunode bests Jamaica’s Blake in 100m
April 26 2016 08:14 PM
Qatari sprinter Femi Ogunode dethroned former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica with a season-leading time of 9.91 seconds at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, in Gainsville, University of Florida, on Saturday. The Qatari’s performance is the best 100m showing of 2016. Ogunode, whose Asian record also stands at 9.91s, finished ahead of USA’s Isaiah Young and Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade, who both stopped the clock at 10.03s. Ogunode is currently training in the US in preparation for the August 5-21 Rio Olympics. Jamaican Blake, with a best timing of 9.69s, is world’s joint second fastest in 100m alongside Tyson Gay of the US, after compatriot Usain Bolt. His personal best for 200m (19.26s) too is the second fastest ever after Bolt.

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