Kawasaki Super Meet: Lemaitre rules 100m dash

Christophe Lemaitre outclassed Wallace Spearmon at the Kawasaki Super Meet in Japan, the traditional finale for the outdoor season. A 1.6 m/s head wind denied the speedsters of low-10 or sub-10 second performances in the 100m dash. The Frenchman overtook the fast-starting Naoki Tsukahara, who dropped down to fourth place, as Spearmon and Ramil Guliyev finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The French record holder stopped the clock at 10.26s against the American’s 10.47s. Guliyev of Azerbaijan (who edged out Lemaitre at the 200m dash in the 2009 European Junior Championships) finished in third (10.50s).

Spearmon is the most illustrious sprinter Lemaitre had beaten. Even if the American specializes in the 200m dash (19.65s PB), Spearmon’s 100m PB is one-hundredths of a second faster than European record holder. Aside from Spearmon’s World Championship bronzes, the American finished third place at the Beijing Olympics, only to get disqualified for stepping out of his lane.

Even if the victory came at the tail-end of the outdoor season, a win is still a win.

Additional links

IAAF article

Yomiuri article

Full results

Photo credits:

msn.com

Video credits:

20pregreatrun16

takarajimajp

Advertisements

One response to “Kawasaki Super Meet: Lemaitre rules 100m dash

  1. Pingback: Blake Eludes Fast-finishing Lemaitre in Montreuil « hurdler49: Hurdling the Real World.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: