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Diamond League meeting in Zurich

08-20-2010 11:40 BJT

Athletics' Diamond League is winding down its season with big money on the line. Jeremy Wariner, David Oliver and Allyson Felix all had a chance to secure their season titles and claim $40,000 in their events, setting their sights on the finish line in Zurich on Thursday.

First, Wariner won the 400 metres. He crossed in 44.13 seconds ahead of Jermaine Gonzales. The Jamaican was previously the fastest man in the world this year over the distance.

American David Oliver also took a 40-thousand dollar reward. He stayed unbeaten this season in the 110 metre hurdles, winning in 12.93 seconds. Jamainca's Dwight Thomas came in second and Ryan Wilson from the United States was third.

Tyson Gay skipped the individual 200 metre race, but ran the third leg of a 4x100 relay for an American quartet which set a world's best time this year. Anchor Michael Rodgers brought it home for the U.S. in a time of 37.45. Jamaica finished second by 3-tenths of a second.

Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women's 100 metres in a photo finish with Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. The two women both timed 10.89. But Jeter claimed the overall title with four victories in six Diamond League appearances.

American Allyson Felix secured her Diamond League 200 metre title in London last weekend. She added an overall victory in the 400 metres with a victory in Zurich.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source:

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