Chambers still far from Olympic qualifying time

Chambers still far from Olympic qualifying time

Published Jun. 5, 2012 7:16 p.m. ET

British sprinter Dwain Chambers failed to meet the Olympic qualifying time at the Montreuil meeting and finished second behind Ainsley Waugh of Jamaica in the 100 meters.

Waugh came from behind in the last 20 meters to win in 10.47 seconds with a headwind of 1.6 meters per second.

Chambers crossed the finish line 0.01 seconds behind the Jamaican, way off the Olympic qualifying time of 10.18.

Waugh will have a tough time securing an Olympic spot at the Jamaican trials later this month, saying ''I'll try to go there and do my best and see if I can compete with the great Usain (Bolt).''


Chambers has struggled since serving a two-year doping ban. He was a bronze medalist at the 1999 world championships with a time of 9.97.