Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt glid to victory in the men’s 100 metre race at the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic.
The six time Olympic Champion continued with his preparations for the Rio Olympics in August and ran sub 10 second to finish the race in 9. 98 seconds, 0.23 ahead of Ramon Gittens of Barbados and his main rival American Justin Gatlin who claimed victory in the Diamond League Shanghai race finishing at 9.94 seconds.
Bolt said he had injured his hamstring in the Cayman Islands last week but went ahead to comfortably clinch the race despite a slow start.
Usain Bolt wins 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at Golden Spike meet, improving on his previous season best of 10.05 sec. pic.twitter.com/kXGfLYAEvz— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 20, 2016
As he approaches the end of his career, the 29 year old athlete is aiming for victory at the Rio Games where he will defend his 100, 200 and 4×100 relay titles.
In the 3000 metres women’s race, Ethiopia’s Belaynesh Oljira came in first by clocking 8m:38:55 seconds.
While in the men’s pole vault, French world record holder and Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie won with a season’s best 5.83 metres.