Despite Victory in Rio Usain Bolt Unhappy

Sprint legend Usain Bolt claimed his first 100m race of the season by winning the “Mano-a-Mano” sprint challenge here.

But the 28-year-old was unhappy with his time of 10.12 seconds at the Brazilian Jockey Club on Sunday.

“I think it was poor execution overall,” Bolt said.

“I am sure my coach isn’t going to be too happy. The good thing is that I won.”

American Ryan Bailey completed second while Brazilian Jose Carlos Moreira was third in 10.51 seconds

Before the race Bolt said his aim was to eclipse the 10-second mark. But a lack of recent competitive racing and a wet track counted against the Jamaican.

“Overall I didn’t feel myself, but I think it is just lack of races,” he said.

“It will take time for me to get back to my best so I just need to run more and I’ll be OK.”

“This is always my first race of the season so it is not going to be as fast as everyone wants it to be.”

The race is prone to be Bolt’s last focused occasion in Rio before one year from now’s Olympic Games, where he will expect to add to his six gold awards won in Beijing (2008) and London (2012).

His next rivalry will be the World Relays in the Bahamas right on time one month from now.

In the interim Veronica Campbell-Brown made it a Jamaican clean compass by winning the ladies’ test in 11.04 seconds.

The double Olympic gold medallist completed in front of Carmelita Jeter of the US (11.19 seconds) and Jamaican Kerron Stewart (11.30 seconds).

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