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Goodwill Games: Jones Wins 100, Deavers Leads 100 Hurdles Sweep - 2001-09-04


American sprinter Marion Jones has won the women's 100-meters race by beating world champion Zhanna Pintusevich-Block at the Goodwill games in Brisbane, Australia.

Jones, who lost to the Ukraine sprinter at last month's World Championships in Canada, finished the race in 10.84 seconds and had a victory margin of .017. Chandra Stirrup of the Bahamas finished third, 11.13.

Meanwhile, veteran sprinter Gail Devers led an American sweep of the women's 100-meter hurdles race, finishing in 12.61 seconds. Jenny Adams was second (12.87) with world champion Anjanette Kirkland third, 12.92.

Ana Guevara of Mexico won the women's 400-meters race (50.32) and Australian Melissa Rollinson won the women's 3,000 meters steeplechase (9:30.70). Controversial Russian runner Olga Yegorova, the world champion at Edmonton, won the 5,000 meters 15:12.22, while Kamila Skolimowska of Poland took the women's hammer throw with a toss of 70.31 meters. World champion Osleidys Menedez of Cuba won the women's javelin with a toss of 66.14 meters.

In men's competition, Gregory Haughton of Jamaica beat world champion Avard Moncur of the Bahamas to win the men's 400 meters in 45.02 seconds. Another world champion, Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic, won the men's 400-meter hurdles race 48.47. World champion Jonathan Edwards of Britain won the men's triple jump with a distance of 17.26 meters and Nathan Deakes of Australia took the men's 20-kilometer walk in 1:19:48.1.

Meanwhile, Brazilian athletes took both the men's and women's beach volleyball gold medals. Sandra Pires and Tatiana Minello snapped the 28-match winning streak of compatriots Adriana Behar and Shelde Bede, 21-18, 23-21. Jose Loiola and Ricardo Santos defeated Argentine world champions Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde 21-14, 21-13.

Americans took the bronze medals with Barb Fontana and Elaine Youngs winning the women's competition and Kevin Wong and Stein Metzger winning the mens' medal.

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