June 25, 2011 / 9:47 AM / 8 years ago

Powell and Campbell-Brown win Jamaican 100 metres

Asafa Powell of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100m final at the 2011 Dunlop Shanghai Golden Grand Prix May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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.

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