Usain bolts back
ZAGREB – Usain Bolt continued to rebuild his air of invincibility with a peerless victory in the men’s 100 metres in an IAAF World Challenge meet yesterday.
The World sprint king from Jamaica put his false-start disqualification at the recent World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, firmly behind him, when he clocked a season’s best 9.85 seconds in the first 100 he has contested since that ill-fated trip to the start line.
“It was a poor start,” said Bolt. “I kind of lost concentration, and just went through the line. It was OK, I suppose, but I could have done better, especially with the weather like this.”
Bolt finished well ahead of World bronze medallist Kim Collins of St Kitts & Nevis, with a season’s best 10.01 seconds, and Richard Thompson of Trinidad & Tobago.
Bolt was one of three Jamaicans that grabbed victories on the programme at the Sports Park Mladost.
Novlene Williams-Mills redeemed herself, following a disappointing World Championships, with a morale-boosting victory in the women’s 400.
American LaShawn Merritt used the absence of World champion Kirani James of Grenada to give a gentle reminder with a victory in the 400 metres in 45.22 ahead of Greg Nixon (45.73). (CMC)