Tyson Gay makes hay

DAEGU, South Korea - American sprinter Tyson Gay won the 100 meters, edging Jamaican Asafa Powell at the Daegu Pre-Championships meet on Friday.

DAEGU, South Korea - American sprinter Tyson Gay won the 100 meters, edging Jamaican Asafa Powell at the Daegu Pre-Championships meet on Friday.

Gay finished in 9,94 seconds and Powell was second in 10,00.

"I'm happy to have ended my season here in Korea with a win and a sub 10-second result," Gay said.

In the women's race, Carmelita Jeter of the US won in 10,83 seconds.

It was Gay's third competition in less than a week. On Sunday, he clocked 9,69 - equaling the second-fastest time ever - at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.

On Wednesday, he posted a slower 10,13 at the Super Track and Field meet in Japan.

Gay's time in Shanghai matched Usain Bolt's then-world record at the Beijing Olympics. But the Jamaican has since beaten that mark, running 9,58 at last month's world championships in Berlin. Gay took silver in 9,71.

In Shanghai, Jeter became the second fastest woman of all time, winning the 100 in 10,64. Only the late Florence Griffith-Joyner ran faster a total of three times, including her world record of 10,49 set in 1988. - Sapa-AP

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