Britain’s Chijindu Ujah has beaten the new 100m world champion, Justin Gatlin, in the Men’s 100m at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday.
Chijindu Ujah clocked 9.97 seasons best win the $50,000 Diamond Race prize ahead of Ivory Coast’s Ben Youssef Meïté, who took the $20,000 prize money after finishing second. American Ronnie Baker came in third to claim the $10,000 prize followed by Justin Gatlin.
Asafa Powell, Guinness World Record Holder for the most sub-10 times over 100m in the history of Track and Field, finished 7th.
Having won the men’s 100m Diamond Race title last season, Asafa Powell has had a troubling season so far with injury ending his hopes of a spot on Jamaica’s World Championships team back in June. Powell has only competed four times this season over the 100m – once on the Diamond League circuit in Doha, where he registered his best time this year, 10.08 seconds.