American sprinter Justin Gaitlan wins two in a row in 100m at the IAAF World Challenge series
American sprinter, Justin Gaitlin, has won his second consecutive race at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the third leg of the IAAF World Challenge series in Tokyo, Japan.
On Sunday, the former Olympic champion sprinted to the finish line, recording 10.02 seconds on the clock while his fellow countryman, Mike Rodgers, came second clocking 10.11 seconds. Christophe Lemaitre of France secured a third place finish with 10.31 seconds.
Gaitlin came into this race from the back of a victory at the Jamaican Invitational eight days ago.
Talking to the reporters after his win, Gaitlin said, “It felt windy but after I got past the 50 mark, I just wanted to stay relaxed.”
The 32-year-old also talked about how he was preparing to put up a good fight against Jamaica’s world record holder Usain Bolt against whom he came second at last year’s world championships.
“I want to work on my start and get my feet under me more and build up momentum,” said the bronze winner at the 2012 London Olympics.
“I want to be able to go out there and do the same thing and I think I’ll be an even more worthy opponent,” he added.