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Osayomi dashes to 10.99 PB in Sao Paulo; Zang-Milama continues to impress
Nigerian Damola Osayomi won the third successive race on her comeback in spectacular fashion at the "Grande Prêmio Internacional Caixa São Paulo", an Area Permit Meeting that is part of the 2011 Brazilian Athletics Tour yesterday.
Osayomi, 24, stormed to a personal best time of 10.99 secs (+1.8) at the 725m elevation of São Paulo becoming the fourth woman to run below 11 seconds in 2011 (American Carmelita Jeter is the world leader with 10.86).
After winning in Bethlehem and Uberlandia, Osayomi secured her third consecutive top spot on the podium and even went to the history of South American athletics, becoming the second woman to run below 11 seconds in the country area.
American Alexandria Anderson was second with a PB of 11.01 with her compatriot Mikele Barber third with a SB of 11.14, her best performance since 2007.
"I'm very happy, is the best time of my life. I was a little nervous, but I stayed focused the most. Yesterday I got to feel a little upset, but I thought I came here to race and I will not betray myself, and I'm doing this," said Osayomi.
"For the next competition I want to get even stronger. When I finish here I will go home and continue training for the National Trials," she added.
In other races, Briton Dwain Chambers clocked 10.01 (+2.0) European leading time of the season ahead of World junior champion Dexter Lee (Jamaica) second in 10.06 PB and Brazilian Nilson André, third with a personal best 10.18.
Olympic Long Jump champion and home star Maurren Higa Maggi won the women'a jump with excellent 6.89m (-0.2 and had also three identical 6.84m jumps).
US Indoor champion Janay DeLoach was second with 6.76m (+1.8, outdoor PB) and Brazil's Keila Costa was third with a SB of 6.67m (0.4). American Brianna Glenn was fourth with 6.65m (0.3).
Ethiopian Aman Wote achieved 3:39.11 to win the 1500m and Bahamian Trevor Barry cleared 2.27m in the men's high jump. Brazil won all relays, men with 38.77 and 3:06.64 and women with 43.21 and 3:30.59.
The 2011 Brazilian Athletics Tour will end in Rio de Janeiro, on May 26, 2011 with the "27º Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo", an IAAF World Challenge meeting.
Zang-Milama impresses in Bondoufle
World indoor 60m medalist and African 100m silver medallist Ruddy Zang Milama of Gabon clocked 11.12 (+3.8) seconds in women 100m at the final Inter-Club Championships meet in Evry-Bondoufle, France on Sunday.