Bolt Sends Warning to Olympic Rivals

Olympic champion Usain Bolt recorded the second fastest time this year despite stumbling at the start of the race.

Bolt is known for having poor starts in his races and this stumble obviously was not a problem for Bolt as he overtook Blake, Ashmeade and Powell to finish the race in Kingston in just 9.88 seconds.

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Bolt managed to claim gold despite a stumble coming out of the blocks.

Only one man has run faster this year and it’s Vicaut (9.86 seconds) who is not expected to be a major challenger come the races in Rio de Janeiro over the summer.

The fact that Bolt can still record such an excellent time despite the tricky start sounds a distinct warning to his rivals that he is very much still the man to beat.

There has been a significant shift in publicity over the past year towards two time drug cheat Justin Gatlin who has had been recording consistently strong times and winning races in a number of Diamond League meetings.

Gatlin will be aware of just how fast Bolt is running and with the likes of Blake returning to fitness and of course Vicaut having a good season the Olympics is shaping up to be one of the best 100 metre finals of recent years.

With Nickel Ashmeade finishing ahead of Powell and Blake there could be a very strong Jamaican contingent joining Bolt in Brazil for the relay and other short distance races.

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