Gatlin gets revenge

Rome: Olympic champion Justin Gatlin ran his season-best 9.96 seconds to win the 100-metres in the Golden Gala meet. Following Gatlin in his gold-trimmed suit were runner-up Aziz Zakari of Ghana in 10.06, and third-placed American Leonard Scott in 10.11. “The race was good,” Gatlin said. “I used 80 per cent of my strength. I used my technique, stayed relaxed in the second half, and came through victorious.” Gatlin is hoping to peak for next month’s world championships in Helsinki, Finland. — AP