http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,165740.htmlBaptiste wins in Berlin
By STEPHON NICHOLAS Monday, September 3 2012
TRINIDAD and Tobagoís Kelly-Ann Baptiste successfully defended her 100m crown at the ISTAF Berlin in the IAAF World Challenge Meeting yesterday in another impress result for the consistent sprinter.
Baptiste, running into a headwind, stopped the clock at 11.25 to clinch first place ahead of the field which included 2008 Olympic silver medallist, Kerron Stewart and her Jamaica compatriot Aleen Bailey.
Stewart copped second place in a time of 11.27 while Franceís Myriam Soumare crossed third in 11.34. Bailey followed in fourth place (11.36).
Missing from the field were Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and her nemesis Carmelita Jeter of the US but it was still an impressive performance from Baptiste who has been the model of consistency on the European circuit this season.
It was the perfect response from Baptiste who was disqualified at the Samsung Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday for a false start.
On August 23, however, the Tobagonian grabbed the bronze at the Lausanne stop of the Diamond League in a sizzling 10.93 clocking.
Also yesterday, Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole powered to victory in the Menís 100m final in ten seconds flat. There was no Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake or Asafa Powell but coming to the fore was a Jamaican yet again.
Bailey-Cole, a member of the world record-breaking Jamaican 4x100m relay team at the London Olympics, is now making a name for himself on the international circuit and is doing himself no injustice with performances like this. Veteran Kim Collins of St Kitts was second in 10.07 while Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut followed in 10.12.
Two-time reigning Olympic champ, Felix Sanchez, had little competition in the Menís 400m hurdles but still put in an impressive effort in taking the gold.
The Dominican Republic athlete crossed the line in a fast 48.89 seconds ahead of Jamaicaís Leford Green (49.06) and Belgiumís Michael Bultheel (49.30).