Athletics: James Dasaolu finishes third in Diamond League meeting, ahead of Asafa Powell

Last Updated: 28/08/14 10:07pm

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James Dasaolu: Finished third, ahead of his two fellow Brits, in the 100 metres

James Dasaolu: Finished third, ahead of his two fellow Brits, in the 100 metres

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European champion James Dasaolu claimed third place in the 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday night.

The British sprinter clocked a time of 10.06 seconds to finish behind only Jamaica's Commonwealth champion Kemar Bailey-Cole, who won in 9.96s and American Mike Rodgers.

While Usain Bolt was not in action, the Jamaican having decided to end his season early, Dasaolu still finished in front of Tyson Gay of the United States, as well as Jamaica's Nesta Carter and Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson.

Adam Gemili, the European 200m champion, was in fifth place in 10.13, with Jamaican Asafa Powell sandwiched in between the two training partners.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, the third Brit in the race, was eighth in a time of 10.31.

Chijindu Ujah, who ran 9.96 early in the season only to miss out on 100m selection for the Commonwealths and the Europeans, claimed victory in the B race, recording a time of 10.16.

Britain's female sprinters were also in impressive form, breaking the British 4x100m relay record for the second time in less than two weeks.

The quartet of Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Anyika Onuora and Desiree Henry finished in 42.21, enough to earn them victory ahead of both Jamaica and the United States.

Nelson, the individual European bronze medallist, was earlier sixth in 11.20 in a high-class 100m that was won by Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica in 11.04.

Nijel Amos, the Botswana athlete who beat David Rudisha to the Commonwealth 800m title in Glasgow, got the better of the Kenyan Olympic champion and world record holder once again, winning in 1:43.77.

European 400m champion Martyn Rooney clocked 45.10 to finish fourth, LaShawn Merritt taking the victory in 44.36. Meanwhile, Tiffany Porter, was third in the 100m hurdles in 12.72.

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