STATEMENT FROM BOLT CAMP
Daegu, South Korea – The world was unable to see the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt defend his 100 metres title at the 13th World Championship in Daegu, South Korea on Sunday, August 28; this after a false start in the final.
Bolt who entered the final as favourite following easy wins in rounds one and two, cruised to 10.10 and 10.05 seconds respectively and was drawn in lane 5 in the final.
Bolt’s teammate, Yohan Blake, took the gold to become the youngest world champion in 9.92 seconds with Walter Dix, second in 10.08 and former world champion, Kim Collins third in 10.09.
The false start proved to be an anti climax to the Championship so far following two other false starts on Day two. There is expressed disappointment for Usain and his team and overall for the Championship.
Usain will compete in the 200 metres heats on September 2 and the 4 X 100 metres relay on September 4.
Bolt has the world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100 metres.