Jamaican Usain Bolt showed everyone what he is made off ‘again’ yesterday, by racing to victory in his return to the Olympic stadium producing the season’s best ever 100m race win.
He clenched the blue riband event in just 9.85 seconds in front of a sell out crowd at the London stadium. This was nine hundredth of a second quicker then he run the race in London 2012, and he wowed the public once more.
To be fair he appeared not to get off to a great start at the beginning of the race, but he certainly pulled it back sticking his head out to win against America’s Michael Rodgers who came in a very close second.
Jamaica’s Nesta Carter came in third with a time of 9.99, but Britain’s James Dasaolu never even competed as he pulled out injured before the race begun.
Speaking about his spectacular win in the Olympic Anniversary Games, Bolt said, “It’s so wonderful to compete in London, it’s a brilliant experience to be here again. My start was poor, and I need to work on that,” he added. “To make a perfect race I need to make a good start and just get into the race. Hopefully I can make a good time at Moscow and continue to do well.”
This super win for Bolt comes ahead of the world title championships race in Moscow, where Usain will be looking to retain his title next month.
The majority of the UK public have said they think the £8.77bn cost of the London 2012 Olympics was worth the money. It has been great for the kids of today to watch and aspire to the Olympic athletes, and lots of good have come of the back of London 2012.