Jelimo pockets jackpot while Bolt wins 100m
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Kenya's Pamela Jelimo and Jamaica's Usain Bolt (photo) became the stars of the Memorial Van Damme meeting in Brussels when she claimed the Golden League prize and he beat his fellow countryman Asafa Powell in the 100-metre race.
Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic missed out on a share of the jackpot after finishing second behind German Ariane Friedrich, but ahead of Olympic champion and home favourite Tia Hellebaut who surprisingly finished third.
The 18-year-old Jelimo won the 800 metres in one minute 55.16 seconds, more than three seconds ahead of compatriot Janeth Jepkosgei and third-placed Kenia Sinclair of Jamaica.
Earlier, Bolt powered past fellow Jamaican Powell in the 100 metres to set a new course record time of 9.77 seconds.
Powell, who ran the joint second-fastest 100 of all time in
"I am used to chasing him," Bolt told reporters after a contest Powell described as "one of the most exciting ever. I was very excited about this race and knew it would be close".
Nesta Carter made it a Jamaican clean sweep by coming third in 10.07.
In the women's event,
Amid the loudest roar of the night from the 50,000 capacity crowd, Debbie Ferguson of the
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