Posted: Thursday August 22, 2013 4:21 PM

Stewart wins women's 100 meters in Stockholm

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STOCKHOLM (AP) - Kerron Stewart of Jamaica won the women's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet Thursday, edging Alexandria Anderson of the U.S. by 0.01 seconds.

Stewart was timed in 11.24 seconds in the first major track and field event since the world championships in Moscow. Barbara Pierre of the U.S. was third, 0.05 seconds behind.

World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica was among the top sprinters who skipped the race.

World champion LaShawn Merritt was to compete in the 400, one of the few headline attractions at the meet.

Three athletes earned a 1-carat diamond during the early part of the program after setting Olympic Stadium records. The venue was used for the 1912 Summer Games.

Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic won the women's 400 hurdles in 53.70 seconds, She was followed by Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica and Dalilah Muhammad of the U.S.

Four-time world champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand won the women's shot put with a throw of 66 feet, 7 1/4 inches, breaking her stadium record from last year. Russia's Mariya Abakumova set a venue mark in the women's javelin - 225 feet.

In a field with no big names, Serhiy Smelyk of Ukraine won the men's 200 in 20.54 seconds, 0.04 seconds ahead of Jaysuma Saidy Ndure of Norway. Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer was 0.1 seconds back in third.

Also, Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti won the men's 1,500 meters in 3 minutes, 33.59 seconds, ahead of Silas Kiplagat and Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba of Kenya. Their countryman, world champion Asbel Kiprop, finished sixth.

 
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