Friday, October 8, 2010

Fastest Man at The XIX Commonwealth Games

Jamaican Lerone Clarke became the fastest man at the Delhi XIX Commonwealth Games yesterday when he won the 100-metres gold medal. Clarke sprinted to victory in 10.12 seconds.

The 29-year-old sprinter took advantage of the absence of fellow countrymen Usain BoltUsain Bolt and Asafa PowellAsafa Powell to win his first major championship. "It feels amazing. It's my first major championship victory. I know I am the best in the Commonwealth," he said.

His time was slower than the Commonwealth record of 9.88 seconds set by Ato Boldon, and way off Bolt's 9.58 seconds world record. Englishman Mark LewisMark Lewis-Francis, the recent European championship silver medal-winner came in second. Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron Armstrong took bronze in 10.24.

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