Olympic gold medalists Donovan Bailey and Marie-Jose Perec kept up the domination of their events Saturday, beating other medalists from the Atlanta Games in the Monaco Grand Prix meet.
In addition to Bailey's win in the men's 100-meter dash and Perec's victory in the women's 400, the other Olympic gold medalists to repeat were: American Allen Johnson in the 110 hurdles; Joseph Keter of Kenya in the 3,000 steeplechase; American Kenny Harrison in the triple jump; and Russia's Svetlana Masterkova at 800.Also, Olympic silver medalists Gwen Torrence, Kim Batten, Samuel Matete and Inna Lasovskaya got revenge over their conquerors at Atlanta.
Bailey, the world record-holder from Canada (9.84), won in a relatively slow time of 10.06 seconds, ahead of Atlanta bronze medalist Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago in 10.09 and fellow Canadian Bruny Surin in 10.13.
Olympic silver medalist Frank Fredericks of Namibia skipped the meet.
The Americans again finished out of the top three. Dennis Mitchell was fourth in 10.13 and Jon Drummond was right behind in 10.15.
"After the Olympics, my goal is just to keep running consistent, that's what I want to do," Bailey said. "The Olympics are such a big thing you point to - it's hard to stay at that level."
Crowd favorite Perec of France - who received a standing ovation from the approximate 20,000 spectators - won the 400, but had to fend off bronze medalist Falilatu Ogunkoya of Nigeria. Perec, the 200 and 400 Olympic champion, was timed in 49.18.
Johnson won the 110 hurdles in 13.27, beating countrymen Roger Kingdom (13.30) and Jack Pierce (13.31).
In a 100 runoff between American women, Atlanta bronze medalist Torrence out-sprinted Olympic gold winner Gail Devers, winning in 10.92 to 10.98. Olympic silver medalist Merlene Ottey didn't run.