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Gatlin steals Usain Bolt’s 100m thunder

CLOSE SHAVE:Olympic champion Bolt made a strong start, but said he could not find his rhythm, and Justin Gatlin clinched the win in a dipped finish in 9.94 seconds

AFP, ROME

Vlasic’s best jump was 1.95m and she said: “I’m satisfied with my performance. I’ve improved my season’s best and it’s another stepping stone. I’m happy to be back.”

Ethiopia’s Yenew Alamirew powered down the home straight to win the men’s 5,000m ahead of teenage compatriot Hagos Gebrhiwet in a time of 12 minutes, 54.95 seconds, slashing 10 seconds off the best time of the year so far.

France’s Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie had to settle for second in the men’s pole vault after his leap of 5.86m was bettered by German rival Raphael Holzdeppe, who sailed over 5.91m.

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