Bolt starts season on a high

Apr 16, 2012, 10:06 IST | AFP

Double sprint world record-holder Usain Bolt made a triumphant start to his 2012 season under rainy conditions on Saturday, joking the weather would prepare him for the 2012 London Olympics.

At the UTech Classic in Kingston, Bolt anchored the Racers 4x100 relay to victory in a season’s world-best 37.82 seconds, defeating an MVP club relay with Asafa Powell and Britain’s Dwayne Chambers that ran in 38.27 seconds.

Usain Bolt

“I am always a bit nervous before my first race but I got through it OK and that’s good,” Bolt said. “I’m always wondering if I’m still fast, even if I’m doing well in training, so it is always good to come out here and run.” Bolt’s relay teammates were reigning world 100-meter champion Yohan Blake, Mario Forsythe and Kimmari Roach.

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