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Chambers breaks 10-second barrier again

June 20, 2010 09:21 IST

Britain's Dwain Chambers clocked a championship record 9.99 seconds to win the men's 100 metres at the European team championship in Bergen on Saturday.

Chambers held off Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, who finished second in 10.02 seconds, and Italy's Emanuele Di Gregorio, third in 10.20.

It was Chambers's best performance since he ran 9.99 at the 2001 world championships and was 0.02 seconds outside his personal best, set in Seville in 1999. The 32-year-old was banned from athletics for two years in 2003 for testing positive for steroids. He returned to competition in 2006.

Chambers is expected to compete at the European championships in Barcelona in July.

At the end of the first day of in the team championship, Russia led Britain by 209 points to 188. The event concludes on Sunday.

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