Usain Bolt is Back! Runs 9.88 To Take Down Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake Despite Nearly Falling Over at Start

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June 11, 2016

Usain Bolt had a terrible start in the big showdown in Jamaica versus 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, sandwiched between Blake and Powell. Great race before what looked like a packed house.

This was only the fourth time the Big 3 Jamaicans had raced according to the broadcast.

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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.

In other action highlights included, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce returning to her winning ways with a 11.09 win over Barbara Pierre. David Oliver ran a quick 13.09 to win the hurdles, Miguel Francis ran 19.88 to win the 200, Shaunae Miller ran a pb of 22.05, Wade Van Niekerk beat LaShawn Merritt in the 300, Machel Cedenio won the 400 in 44.37 as 4 guys went sub-45, Natoya Goule won the 800 in 2:00.23, Johnny Dutch ran 48.10 to win the hurdles, and Chaunte Lowe won the high jump. Results here.

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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       

Video of Race:

Interview with Bolt. More race videos here.

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