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Usain Bolt wins 100m at Golden Spike in 9.98s

Ostrava (Czech Republic): World and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt delivered on his sub-ten promise as he sped to an easy win in the 100 metres of the the Golden Spike Meeting.

Usain Bolt reacts after winning the men’s 100m event at the World Challenge Golden Spike tournament in Ostrava on Friday. PIC/AFP
Usain Bolt reacts after winning the men’s 100m event at the World Challenge Golden Spike tournament in Ostrava on Friday. PIC/AFP

The 29-year-old clocked a season-best 9.98 seconds here on Friday, easily effortlessly swatted away competition from Barbadian Ramon Gittens, to cross the line under little or no pressure, and extend his winning streak in the Central European city, reports CMC.

Gittens was second in a season-best 10.21 seconds while Iranian Hassan Taftian was third in 10.25.

Jason Rogers of St Kitts and Nevis finished sixth in 10.41 with Bahamian Adrian Griffith trailing in last in 10.43.

“I am happy about one thing and that is that I came out injury free. My execution was better I think,” Bolt told reporters after the race.

“I have a lot more work to do and a couple of months to do it so I’ll be fine.”

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