KINGSTON (Reuters) - Former world record holder Asafa Powell edged out Usain Bolt’s training partner Yohan Blake to win the Jamaican 100 metres world championship trials on Friday.
Powell clocked a winning time of 10.08 seconds into a headwind and was joined by Blake and Steve Mullings in claiming berths for August’s world championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Blake was a hundredth of a second behind Powell with Mullings a very close third in 10.10 seconds.
World record holder Bolt did not compete in the trials because he has a wildcard bye as the defending champion in both the 100 and 200.
Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown comfortably claimed the women’s 100 in a fast 10.84 seconds.
Beijing Olympic 100 metres co-silver medallist Kerron Stewart was more than a tenth of a second adrift with Jura Levy taking third in 11.10.
Stewart’s Beijing co-medallist Sherone Simpson finished fourth.