Bolt wins 100m in 9.88 seconds

Kingston (Jamaica), June 12: Triple World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt graced local fans with a blistering season’s best run of 9.88 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at the iugural Jamaica tiol Racers Grand Prix now on at the tiol Stadium. His is the second fastest time this year in the event, reports CMC.

Bolt, the world’s fastest man, won ahead of Nickel Ashmeade (9.94s) and his Racers Track Club team-mate Yohan Blake (9.94s) in a positive 1.0 metres per second wind speed here on Sunday.

Former World record holder Asafa Powell finished fourth in a time of 9.98s.

The highly anticipated event, which was the highlight of the meet, did not disappoint the spectators in the almost-packed stadium.

Bolt, running from lane four, stumbled out of the blocks but the towering figure quickly recovered and burst through the middle of Powell and Blake, who were in lanes three and five, respectively.

Ashmeade, out in lane eight, closed well to separate the big trio in what was a blanket finish for the minor places. IANS