BRUSSELS: Jamaican track star Usain Bolt wrapped up another gold-laden season at the season-ending Diamond League meet yesterday with victory in 9.80sec in the 100m.
Fresh from winning treble sprint gold at last month’s world championships in Moscow, the 27-year-old led four others through the line in sub-10sec times.
American Michael Rodgers claimed second in a season’s best of 9.90sec, with Jamaica’s Nesta Carter nipping world silver medallist Justin Gatlin for third after both were clocked at 9.94, Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole timing 9.98sec.
“It’s my last race of the season, the time’s close to my season’s best (of 9.77sec), I’m happy,” said Bolt.
Out of the blocks in lane five just slower than Gatlin outside him, Bolt kept his head and shoulders low as he drove into the opening metres.
His trademark transition phase then showed at the 50 metre mark to win in ease. AFP