Usain Bolt put on a season’s best performance and meet record of 9.85 seconds to win the 100 metres in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday, September 13. The time placed him ahead of Kim Collins (SKN) 10.01 and Richard Thompson (TT) 10.03 to complete a Caribbean sweep.
Bolt who was running his first 100 metres race in 15 days since his disqualification in Daegu, South Korea was hoping to redeem himself, which he did. Bolt, as expected, was slow out of the blocks and was just ahead of the pack up to half way, but powered away from the field to win comfortably.
Bolt speaking to reporters after the race said “personally, I felt I could have done a little bit better because it was a really poor start and I kind of lost concentration after the start. I was expecting a better start and I think I could have done better, especially with the weather like this because the conditions were good.”
Bolt is scheduled to end his season in Brussels on Friday, September 16 where he will again compete in the 100 metres.
Bolt holds the world and Olympic records for the 100 and 200 metres, 9.58 and 19.19 respectively.