Usain Bolt had a terrible start in the big showdown in Jamaica vs Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell at the JN Racers Grand Prix. but he stormed from behind to take the win in 9.88 despite letting up before the finish.
Nickel Ashmeade in lane 8 came up to get 2nd.
The big 3 were all in the center lanes with Bolt, sandwhiched between Blake and Powell. Great race before what looked like a paced house.
This was only the fourth time the Big 3 Jamaicans had raced according to the broadcast.
As for the start Bolt said, "I almost fell over. I tried to control it" and said he'll keep getting faster each time out but things are "very good" heading into the Jamaican Trials.
Event 2 Men 100 Meter Dash
Name Year Team Finals Wind Points
1 Bolt, Usain Jamaica 9.88 1.0
2 Ashmeade, Nickel Jamaica 9.94 1.0
3 Blake, Yohan Jamaica 9.94 1.0
4 Powell, Asafa Jamaica 9.98 1.0
5 Bailey-Cole, Kemar Jamaica 10.00 1.0
6 Simbine, Akani South Africa 10.01 1.0
7 Gittens, Ramon Barbados 10.03 1.0
8 Frater, Michael Jamaica 10.04 1.0