Fast start! Bolt clocks world-leading 9.82 at JII Meet
star, double world record-holder Usain Bolt made a successful, if
somewhat easy start to his competitive season, cruising to a
world-leading 9.82 seconds clocking to win the 100 metres at yesterday’s
ninth JN Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium.
hold-ups, Bolt got into his strides quickly to get to the finish line
well ahead of Michael Frater,10.00, and Lerone Clarke, 10.03, running
out of lane one.
starter showed the green card, signaling no fault on the runners, while
one the second pick, Trinidad’s Richard Thompson was disqualified, but
returned to the race, running under protest.
address them later with Coach Glen Mills, but added that he felt he was
ready for his next outing, which will be in Ostrava.
title, clocking a world-leading 10.81 seconds to break the meet record
of 10.86 she set last year.
she was happy for the time, but felt she “was not as aggressive” in the
first part as she should have been.
the women’s 400m hurdles and said despite “making some mistakes”
shuffling between hurdles and “almost falling down” at one stage, she
was happy with her first run over the barriers this season.
hopes to run under 55 seconds next weekend in Doha, Qatar.
Tracey third in 56.62 in only her second hurdles race this season.
held on to win in 48.73 seconds ahead of Trinidad’s 2010 IAAF World
Junior champion Jehue Gordon- 48.98 seconds and Jamaican national
champion Leford Green- 49.08 seconds in his first outing this season.
with an Olympic ‘A’ qualifying standard 11.26 seconds clocking to win
the Olympic Development women’s 100m race ahead of top junior Anthonique
Strachan of the Bahamas, 11.39, with Deandre Whithorne of Racers third
IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain later this year, won
the Men’s Olympic Development 200m in a personal best 20.56, pushed by a
wind 1.5 metres per second wind, just outside the Olympic ‘A’
qualifying standard of 20.55.