Sunday, June 03, 2012
Bolt runs 100m in 9.76 seconds in Rome
After a disappointing time of 10.04 in Ostrava in the Czech Republic last week, Usain Bolt answered any questions about his current form with a blistering fast time of 9.76 seconds last Friday night in Rome. In a race that included the European champion Christophe Lemaitre and Jamaican compatriot Asafa Powell, Bolt ran what was the fastest time for 100 metres in the world so far this year.
NAME NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1 BOLT Usain JAM 9.76 0.152
2 POWELL Asafa JAM 9.91 0.159
3 LEMAITRE Christophe FRA 10.04 0.147
4 COLLINS Kim SKN 10.05 0.163
5 CLARKE Lerone JAM 10.16 0.167
6 ROACH Kimmari JAM 10.23 0.125
7 HARVEY Jacques JAM 10.24 0.131
8 WAUGH Ainsley JAM 10.30 0.154
9 MAGAKWE Simon RSA 10.33 0.246
In a post race interview, Bolt said.......“I just wanted to tell myself ‘I’ve still got it’. I feel slightly relieved but I knew I could do it. After Ostrava I decided I would make sure I started going to bed early. Today I felt extremely well, extremely great".
BEST 100M TIMES FOR 2012 SO FAR
9.76 Usain Bolt Jamaica (May 31, Rome)
9.82 Usain Bolt Jamaica (May 5, Kingston)
9.84 Yohan Blake Jamaica (May 9, Cayman Islands)
9.87 Justin Gatlin US (May 11, Doha)
9.88 Asafa Powell Jamaica (May 11, Doha)
9.89 Keston Bledman Trinidad (May 26, Orlando)
9.90 Yohan Blake Jamaica (April 14, Kingston)
9.91 Asafa Powell Jamaica (May 31, Rome)
In another interview on CNN, Linford Christie from the UK asked Bolt his poor performance in Ostrava, about the pressures of being famous and whether he thinks he can break the 100m world record in London.