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Bolt wins 100 in Daegu


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DAEGU, South Korea – Usain Bolt won the  100 metres in 9.86 seconds in his season debut at the Daegu  meet yesterday.The time was 0.28 seconds off the world record of 9.58 he set at last year’s World Championships in Berlin. He shaved 0.08 seconds off Tyson Gay’s 2009 meet record of 9.94.Jamaican countryman Michael Frater was second in 10.15.“That race was really wonderful,” Bolt told South Korean television network MBC. “I really loved it, and I’m looking forward to next year because it was full  of energy.’”Bolt, who also holds the world record in the 200, expects to return to Daegu Stadium for the 2011 World Championships.“There is a high possibility of me setting a new world record next year,”’ Bolt said.He skipped the opening Diamond League meet last week in Doha, Qatar, but has entered the meet  on Sunday in Shanghai.Carmelita Jeter of the United States won the women’s 100 in 11.00, followed by Beijing Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica in 11.05.Ryan Bailey of the United States won the 200 in 20.58, and two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor won the  400 with 45.21.The meet, broadcast live in 3-D, was watched by Seoul citizens on large television screens in city centre plazas.Carmelita Jeter won the women’s 100 in 11.00.Also, Ryan Bailey of the United States won the men’s 200 in 20.58. World champion in the 110 metre hurdles, Ryan Brathwaite of Barbados injured his thigh, and finished fifth in his  event at the meet.  (AP)

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