Usain Bolt shakes off slow start, wins 100 at Golden Spike
Ostrava, Czech Republic (AHN Sports) – Track and field superstar Usain Bolt easily captured the 100 meter dash gold at Golden Spike but was disappointed by the way he started the race.
Bolt, who aims to break his world records in 100 meter and 200 meters dash at the upcoming London Olympics, voiced out his frustrations on another slow start – the area he’s improving in as of late.
“It’s hard to explain. I don’t really know what went wrong,” Bolt told reporters, according to USA Today Friday. “At the start I didn’t feel explosive as I normally feel like,” he said.
The 25-year-old Bolt overcame a slow start and finished first in 9.82 ahead of Saint Kitts and Nevis Kim Collins (10.19) and American sprinter Darvis Patton (10.22).
Bolt will have another crack at improving his time when he competes in two legs of the Diamond League meets in Rome on May 31 and Oslo on June 7. He will then return in Jamaica for the national trials.