16 SEP 2006 General News to

Women's 100m

tape vicry, Sherone Simpson ok home the expected 9 point victory for the Americas, and US$30,000 for herself. Running in nearly still conditions, the 22-year-old Jamaican produced yet another dominating victory as she crossed the line in 10.97 in one of the most lopsided victories ever in World Cup competition.

It was the eighth straight win for Simpson, the world leader in both the 100 and 200 this year.

American Torri Edwards (11.19) was a distant second. African champion Vida Anim (AFR - Gha) was a close third with a season’s bet 11.21, who in turn edged Belgium’s European champion Kim Gevaert, who clocked 11.24. Four years ago, Gevaert was a distant eighth.

Bob Ramsak