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04.09.2004 Sports News

"Injured" Aziz Zakari is third in Belgium

By Associated Press

IAAF Van Damme Results At Brussels, Belgium Asafa Powell of Jamaica overcame a disappointing Olympics to win the 100 meters in 9.87 seconds — 0.02 seconds off the season's best time by Olympic champion Justin Gatlin.

Powell, a pre-Olympic favorite to win in Athens, finished fifth at the games but had the season's third-fastest time Friday to beat Shawn Crawford of the United States and Aziz Zakari of Ghana. Gatlin did not compete in the Golden League event. The Jamaican record was the fastest time ever at the stadium, where greats like Carl Lewis, Maurice Greene and Linford Christie competed for years. 100_1, Asafa Powell, Jamaica, 9.87 seconds. 2, Shawn Crawford, United States, 9.99. 3, Aziz Zakari, Ghana, 10.04. 4, Kim Collins, St. Kitts and Nevis, 10.09. 5, Leonard Scott, United States, 10.12. 6, John Capel, United States, 10.19. 7, Frank Fredericks, Namibia, 10.25. 8, Bernard Williams, United States, 10.31.

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