Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 2nd 2013 Contents BERLIN---Jamaica s Kemar Bai-
ley-Cole won the 100-metre race
at the ISTAF meet in Berlin for
the second year in a row yester-
Bailey-Cole ran 10.04 seconds
to finish ahead of 2003 world
champion Kim Collins of St Kitts
and Nevis, and Jaysuma Saidy
Ndure of Norway. American Jeffery
Demps was fourth in 10.25.
"I did not focus on time," the
21-year-old Bailey-Cole said. "The
most important thing was to win
this race. I came here just like a
year ago and defended my victory.
So, I did the job."
LaKeisha Lawson of the United
States claimed the women s race
in 11.18, ahead of Germany s Verena
Sailer and Ashleigh Nelson of
"I got very close to my personal
record and I still have two more
competitions to even improve it,"
Tiffany Townsend secured
another American victory in the
200, winning in 22.77 ahead of
compatriot Charonda Williams
and Kerron Stewart of Jamaica.
Another American, Natasha Hast-
ings, was fourth.
Three-time world champion
Robert Harting delighted his
hometown fans by winning the
discus with a throw of 69.02
metres. Harting was pushed hard
by compatriot Martin Wierig, who
threw 66.73 metres.
"I didn t think it was fair that
Martin threw so far," Harting joked.
"But I take it as healthy compe-
tition. He woke me up."
Poland s Robert Urbanek and
Piotr Malachowski were third and
There were more cheers among
the 55,000 fans at the Olympic
Stadium for Germans Christian
Reif and David Storl, who claimed
victories in the long jump and shot
Hillary Kipsang Yego of Kenya
claimed victory in the men s 3,000
steeplechase in 8 minutes, 8.84
seconds, while Turkey s Ilham
Tanui Ozbilen won the 1,500 in
3:35.58 and Mohammed Aman of
Ethiopia claimed the 800 in
"The result is all right," said
Aman, the only one of three indi-
vidual world champions to claim
Russia s Maria Abakumova set
a meet record of 70.53 metres to
win the javelin, ahead of Linda
Stahl of Germany and the German
world champion Christina
"I have to admit that I am think-
ing about the world record now.
My family and my whole team help
me believe I can make this dream
come true," Abakumova said with
an eye on Barbora Spotakova s
mark of 72.28 metres set by the
Czech in 2008.
Olympic and world champion
Valerie Adams of New Zealand
claimed the women s shot put with
a throw of 20.58 metres.
"This was my last competition
of the year and I am pretty tired,"
Adams said. "But I am still happy
with my shape."
NEWPORT---Gregory Bourdy birdied his last
three holes yesterday to end a four-year winless
drought with a two-shot victory at the Wales
The Frenchman was three shots behind Peter
Uihlein of the United States overnight but had
a good start with an eagle at the par-5 second
hole. He finished even stronger with birdies at
16 and 17 before holing a 15-foot putt at the
last for a 67 and an 8-under total of 276.
Uihlein birdied 15 and 17 but needed another
one at the 18th to force a playoff. However, he
three-putted for bogey to settle for a 72.
It was Bourdy s first victory since capturing
the 2009 Hong Kong Open title, and fourth
European Tour victory overall.
"It was an amazing round and I made an
amazing finish with those three birdies in a row,
so I am very happy," Bourdy said.
"I will remember the finish on this great
course for a long time. A lot of great moments
have been here."
Uihlein, who celebrated his 23rd birthday on
the first day of the event, was looking for his
second title of the year after capturing the Made-
ria Islands Open.
Denmark s Soeren Kjeldsen shot a 66 for the
best round of the day to finish third on five
European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley
grabbed his best finish in 15 months by shooting
a 67 to share eighth place on 1 under.
"I ve said before since being Ryder Cup captain
that it is an important part of my duty I need
to show that I can stay competitive on Tour so
that will give me more opportunity (to) play
with the potential team players in groups,"
And Thailand s Thongchai Jaidee now faces
an anxious wait to see if he will be selected for
next month s Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village
in Dublin, Ohio.
Jaidee needed to finish second in the defense
of his Wales Open title to move from his current
12th place in the International Team points table
and into the top-10 to gain automatic selection.
Depending on the results Monday at the PGA
Tour s Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston,
he could still make the team after shooting a
final-round 69 for a share of 26th place.
Both International Team captain Nick Price
and US captain Fred Couples will announce
their two wildcard picks tomorrow.
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NEW YORK---Defending champion
Andy Murray staggered around the
court between points on a humid day
at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Once a point started, he sprinted
down every ball, as usual. Murray need-
ed a set to find his rhythm against
47th-ranked Florian Mayer, then rolled
the rest of the way to a 7-6 (2), 6-2,
6-2 victory in the third round of the
It s classic Murray to grimace in
apparent pain after losing a point, then
race across the court to hit a winner
with no hint of discomfort. Even if his
expressions didn t show it yesterday,
the third-seeded Brit is enjoying the
role of reigning champ at Flushing
It was here a year ago that he cured
76 years of tennis misery for his country,
their first men s Grand Slam winner
since 1936. Then back home for Wim-
bledon in July he ended their drought
there too with the first title in 77 years.
"The expectations are higher, but
there s not as much pressure to win,"
Murray said in an on-court interview.
"I feel much more comfortable coming
into these events than this time last
Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych played
his match on the Grandstand, the third-
largest stadium at the US Open. In a
sport dominated by four players,
Berdych is easily overlooked. But he is
cruising so far at Flushing Meadows,
where he reached the semifinals last
year after beating Roger Federer.
The Czech routed No 31-seeded
Julien Benneteau 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 and
has yet to drop a set at this year s US
Berdych, who lost to Rafael Nadal in
the 2010 Wimbledon final, will face
ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka in
the round of 16.
Wawrinka beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-
3, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (7).
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is sched-
uled to open the night session against
Joao Sousa. But the biggest show of
the day comes before that.
Defending women s champ Serena
Williams is set to take on fellow Amer-
ican Sloane Stephens, a rematch craved
by tennis fans ever since Stephens upset
a hobbled Williams in the Australian
Open quarterfinals in January. The 20-
year-old Stephens is seeded 15th.
Bob and Mike Bryan were down a
set and a break against unseeded Cana-
dians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil
in their third-round doubles match
before rallying for a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2
victory. The defending champs are try-
ing to become the first men s double
team of the Open era, and the first
since 1951, to win all four major tour-
naments in the same year.
They ve already achieved a "Bryan
Slam" with four straight titles starting
with the 2012 US Open.
Struggling with returning serve, the
top-seeded Bryans switched sides after
the opening set for the first time in
about three years.
After going down a break at 3-4 in
the second set, the American twins
immediately broke back against the
40-year-old Nestor s serve. They
clinched the set by breaking his serve
again, with Nestor double-faulting twice
in the game, including on match point.
The Bryans broke his serve twice
more in the third set to advance.
at US Open
Andy Murray, of Great Britain,
buries his face in his towel during
a break between games against
Florian Mayer, of Germany, during
the third round of the 2013 US
Open tennis tournament,
yesterday, in New York. AP PHOTO
Jamaica's Bailey-Cole grabs Berlin 100
Gregory Bourdy of France holds the trophy after
winning the Wales Open golf championship at
Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, yesterday.
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