Veronica returns to take gold in Osaka

JAPAN - Two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won the women's 100 metres at the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday.

JAPAN - Two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won the women's 100 metres at the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday.

Campbell-Brown clocked a time of 11:02 seconds for her first win in the 100 this season. Japan's Chisato Fukushima was second with a time of 11:27 and Australia's Melissa Breen was third in 11:47.

Campbell-Brown, who won gold in the women's 200 in Beijing and Athens, started slowly but quickly made up ground to finish comfortably ahead of Fukushima.

"I didn't get the start I wanted," Campbell-Brown said. "But am happy to get the win. It's always nice to come back to Osaka."

Campbell-Brown won the women's 100 on the same track at the 2007 world championships. The Osaka meet at Nagai Stadium is the second of the IAAF World Challenge series.

Jamaica also won the men's 100 with Michael Frater clocking a time of 10:24. American Travis Padgett was second with a 10.34, ahead of Japan's Naoki Tsukahara in 10.36 American Michael Rodgers coasted to victory in the men's 200 with a time of 20:55, 0.11 seconds ahead of Canadian Jared Connaughton.

Ireland's Joanne Cuddihy took the women's 400 with a time of 52:15, 0.78 seconds ahead of Jamaica's Clora Williams while Ginnie Powell of the United States powered to victory in the women's 100 hurdles with a time of 12:76. - Sapa-AP

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