23 Jul 2008

Powell beats Bolt

7:56 am on 23 July 2008

Jamaica's 100 metres former world record holder Asafa Powell has beaten compatriot and present recordholder Usain Bolt at the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm.

Powell timed 9.88 seconds to just see off a late challenge by 21-year-old Bolt, who made a dreadful start and trailed his elder rival by two metres after a third of the race.

Bolt, who could well attempt the 100/200m double at the Olympics next month in Beijing, had easily won their first ever confrontation at the national championships in June, timing 9.85sec to Powell's 9.97sec, though the latter was returning from injury.