Nigeria's Osayomi wins second comeback race in Uberlândia

Submitted by Yomi Omogbeja on 19 May 2011 - 2:48pm

Nigerian Oludamola Osayomi, the reigning All-Africa Games sprint double champion, put away her recent troubles to win the women's 100m in 11.32 secs (+0.8) at the GP Caixa Sesi de Uberlândia - the 3rd leg of the Brazilian Tour in the mining town of Uberlândia last night.

After winning the 100m in 11.31 secs, on her comeback from a six-months ban for inadvertently using a banned stimulant in 2010, at the Bethlehem (Belém) Grand Prix last Sunday, Osayomi stormed to another win in Uberlandia, coming within two hundredths of the meet record (11.30) held by American Gloria Asumnu.

American Alexandria Anderson was second in 11:45 secs and Brazil's Ana Claudia Silva settled for the third position with 11.49 secs.

Osayomi was stripped of her 100m gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi after her B sample tested positive for a "banned substance" - methylhexanamine, which has only been recently added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

Other races

Ethiopian Almaz Ayana won for the third straight time in Brazil with a victory in the women's 3000m steeple - chase in 9:49.42. Kenyan Purity Kirui, the world junior champion was second in 9:55:17 and Koren Jamaican Koren Hinds was third in 10:00:41 whilst Ethiopian favourite Mekdes Bekele settled for fourth place with 10:06:55.

Bernard Mbugua of Kenya won gold in the men's 3,000 m steeplechase, with 8:37:26 with compatriot Bisluke Kiplagat (5,000m champion in Bethlehem) second in 8:39:04. Brazilian musician, Hudson de Souza was third in 8:39:16.

A happy Mbugua said after the race "the time, considering that we are early in the season, was good".

Rosemary Whyte of Jamaica sets a meet record in winning the women's 400m in 51.47 and Croatian Ana Simic cleared 1.88m to win the women's High Jump.

In the men's race, Briton Dwain Chambers repeated the feat in Bethlehem after he won the 100m in solid 10.13 (+0.7) ahead of Jamaican Kimmari Roach (10.28) and Keston Bledman of Trinidad (10.31).

After the race, Chambers said: "I have found here proves more difficult than the other (Bethlehem), but the atmosphere for me here was better, less heat. "After all, I'm from London ..." he added, laughing.

Kibwe Johnson of the US won the Hammer with a fifth round throw of 80.09 m and became only the fourth American with 80+ throws and third in US all-time list.

Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan was second with 77.41. Cuban Yipsi Moreno achieved new meet record 72.89 in women's hammer.

After Fortaleza, Belém and Uberlandia, Brazilian Athletics Tour will continue on Sunday with the GP Box 22 Sao Paulo, the reopening of the stadium Icaro de Castro Melo, in Ibirapuera, in São Paulo.

The circuit will end on May 26, with the Brazil Grand Prix Athletics Meet / IAAF World Challenge 2011.

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