Carmelita Jeter wins 100 at Aviva
BIRMINGHAM, England -- American Carmelita Jeter beat London Olympics gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica in the women's 100-meter final in a time of 10.81 seconds at the Aviva Grand Prix Diamond League meet on Sunday.
Fraser-Pryce was 0.09 seconds behind Jeter, the silver medalist at the London Games, with Alexandria Anderson of the United States third, 0.41 behind.
Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the U.S. ran the 110-meter hurdles in 12.95 seconds on his way to victory, while compatriot Tyson Gay finished second in the 200 meters to Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica.
Gay ran in 20.21 seconds, 0.09 seconds behind Ashmeade.
Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah of Britain won the 2-mile race, the final event of the day, with a time of 8:27.24 before a jubilant home crowd.
In addition to his victory, Farah was also celebrating the birth of twin girls late Friday.
"I can't believe the year. It will never happen again like this," Farah said. "It hasn't been easy coming back from the Olympics, but I'm just happy with how everything is going -- two twins and two gold medals."
The 29-year-old Farah said he will have the names of his two newborn daughters inscribed on his two Olympic gold medals -- once he and his wife have chosen names for them.
"The first born will have 10,000m and the second will have the 5,000m," Farah said.
Farah's compatriot, Christine Ohuruogu, finished second in her 400 meters with a time of 50.67 seconds. Rosemarie Whyte of Jamaica recorded a season's best time of 50.2 seconds for the win.
British gold medalist Greg Rutherford could not repeat his Olympic effort in the long jump, finishing third. Russian Aleksandr Menkov won the event with a jump of 26 feet, 10 inches. American Christian Taylor was second.
In the women's 400-meter hurdles, the crowd thought it had another home winner in Perri Shakes-Drayton after Jamaican Kaliese Spencer was disqualified for bringing her leg around a hurdle. However, Spencer appealed successfully and was reinstated as the winner.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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