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Asafa Powell wins 100m in Hungary

BUDAPEST - Asafa Powell won the 100-meter sprint in 9.86 seconds at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday, the fastest run in the country.

The Jamaican was the only competitor to run under 10 seconds in windy conditions at Ferenc Puskas Stadium, finishing ahead of Ngonidzashe Makusha of Zimbabwe and Andrew Hinds of Barbados.

“I could have gone a lot faster today but I was working on some stuff,” said Powell, whose personal best is 9.72.

Powell will compete at the Aviva Grand Prix meet in London next weekend before the Daegu World Championships, which start Aug. 27.

“This is my year and I’ll try my best. We’ll see if it’s enough for a gold medal [at the Worlds],” said Powell, who won bronze in the 100 at the Worlds in 2007 and 2009.

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 200 in 22.26 seconds, with Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States second in 22.63. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare was third.

South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who runs on carbon-fiber blades and qualified for the Worlds for the first time earlier this month, was last in the 400 after finishing in 47.47. “This is a really beautiful city and the crowd was really supportive,” he said. “I hope to return one day and give them a better race.”


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아사파 포웰, 그랑프리 100m 9초86으로 우승

아사파 포웰(자메이카)이 그랑프리 남자 100m 결승에서 9초86으로 당당히 우승을 차지했다.

31일(한국시간) 헝가르 부다페스트 페렌츠 푸스카스 스타디움에서 열린 헝가리 그랑프리 육상대회 남자 100m 결승에서 포웰은 9초86으로 우승을 차지하며 강세를 이어갔다.

올 시즌 100m 최고 기록을 가지고 있는 포웰은 이날 경기가 쌀쌀한 날씨 속에서 진행됐음에도 불구하고 쾌조의 컨디션으로 올 시즌 최고 기록(9초78)에 불과 0.08초 모자르는 기록으로 우승을 차지했다.

이에 포웰은 “날씨가 쌀쌀했기 때문에 부상에 유의하며 경기를 뛰었다”며 “그런점을 감안하면 기록이 나쁘지 않다”고 소감을 밝혔다.

한편 포웰은 다음달 27일 대구에서 열리는 세계선수권대회에 참가할 예정이다.
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