Bolt breezes past Brussels field to win 100m Diamond League meeting in 9.80 seconds

Sports Page—Monday 9th September 2013–Usain Bolt again provided a demonstration of complete dominance as he won the 100 metres at the Diamond League in Brussels. The event was held on Friday 6th September.

The six-time Olympic champion eased through in 9.80 seconds with Great Britain’s World Championship finalist James Dasaolu eighth in 10.15secs.

The best British performance of the night came from Martyn Rooney, who chased down Borlee in the final metres to claim the 400m.

However, all eyes were on Bolt.

The Jamaican had not enjoyed the most convincing of campaigns before last month’s World Championships but he underlined the athleticism and class in Moscow that will see him sorely missed when he retires after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Bolt won three titles in Russia and tonight he did not fully get going until the midway point when he eased away from the field to win ahead of Michael Rodgers of the United States and Jamaica’s Nesta Carter, with Moscow silver medallist Justin Gatlin fourth.

Bolt, though, believes he can still eclipse his world record of 9.58 and was clearly frustrated by his start.

He told BBC: ‘I definitely can run faster. I started the season pretty poorly and then got an injury and as you get older it is harder to come back from injury. If I had got the better start it would have been 9.70.’

Asked if he had enjoyed the season, he added: ‘Kind of – it was not the best season of my career but the main thing is I finished on top and I dominated.

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