GLASGOW (REUTERS) - Kemar Bailey-Cole ensured Jamaica reigned supreme on the track again by winning the 100m gold medal in the Commonwealth Games on Monday.
Bailey-Cole, who trains with compatriot and world record holder Usain Bolt, made a slow start out of the blocks but his long stride helped him claw his way back into the main group at the midway point on a blustery evening at Hampden Park.
With 10m remaining, he got on the shoulder of England's Adam Gemili and powered past him to triumph in a time of 10.00 seconds.
Gemili took the silver in 10.10 seconds while Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade claimed the bronze in 10.12.
Earlier, Blessing Okagbare stormed to victory in the women's 100m final in a Games record 10.85 seconds.
The blonde Nigerian made an explosive start before finding her elegant stride to ease away from the rest of the field with 30m to go.
Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown, cleared in February of a doping violation after appealing against a two-year ban, took the silver ahead of compatriot Kerron Stewart.