Yohan Blake wins the 100 at the Van Damme Memorial

Jamaica's Yohan Blake, left, competes against Jamaica's Julian Forte, center, and USA's Isiah Young during the men's 100 meter at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

BRUSSELS — Yohan Blake won the 100 meters at the Van Damme Memorial, beating Michael Rodgers of the United States and fellow-Jamaican Julian Forte on Friday.

In the absence of recently retired Usain Bolt and world champion Justin Gatlin, 2011 world champion Blake rekindled some old form for a rare win, finishing in a modest 10.02 seconds as runners were slowed by the rain and cold at the King Baudouin Stadium.

Rodgers finished in 10.09 and Forte had 10.12.

On a tough night for athletes, Ivana Spanovic of Serbia won the long jump with 6.70 meters on her last attempt, sweeping past Lorraine Ugen of Britain, who missed out by 5 centimeters. World champion Brittney Reese of the United States finished only fifth.

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