23 SEP 2007 General News In a huge surprise for the men's 200m, Gambian

Men's 200m

In a huge surprise for the men's 200m, Gambianborn Norwegian Jaysuma Saidy Ndure ran away with the straightaway of the men's 100m, winning with a stunning 19.89 leaving Osaka bronze medallist Wallace Spearmon Jr. struggling in his wake.

As the race came off the turn, Spearmon was almost buried in the pack with Jamaican Christopher Williams appearing to have a slight lead. It was Saidy Ndure, however, who pulled away for the win accompanied by a roar from the crowd, setting a Norwegian national record in the process. Spearmon, second in 20.18, was almost three-tenths of a second behind, with third place going to Rodney Martin in 20.27.

The 1.3 m/s tailwind was a fair wind for Scandinavia as Johan Wissman set yet another Swedish national record, 20.30, in fourth.

Saidy Ndure already held the Norwegian NR in the 100m, with a 10.07 mark. He also holds the Gambian records in both events, having set them before becoming a Swedish citizen in 2006.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

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