Britain's Linford Christie solidified his claim as the world's top sprinter and Sandra Farmer-Patrick won her second consecutive title in the 400-meter hurdles Friday night in the rain-plagued World Cup track and field meet.
The confident and cocky Christie, the Olympic 100-meter gold medalist and self-annointed No. 1 in the world, won his second straight World Cup crown.Two other Olympic gold medalists were winners Friday night in this three-day, finals-only competition among hemisphere, continental and national teams. They were shot-putter Mike Stulce of the United States and women's Olympic 400-meter champion Marie Jose Perec of France, who captured the 200 Friday night.
Competing on a wet track and against a field watered down by the absence of Olympic runner-up Frank Fredericks of Namibia and world record-holder Carl Lewis, Christie prevailed in 10.21 seconds on a hot, humid night. Fredericks was injured and Lewis chose not to compete.
Runner-up Olapade Adeniken was timed in 10:26, with Calvin Smith third in 10.33.