Usain Bolt labours to victory with Dwain Chambers fifth
ZIZ Sports…May 25 2012 — Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to perform on the International stage two months before the Olympics games begins.
According to a BBC report, Usain Bolt was sluggish in winning the 100m in 10.04 seconds as Dwain Chambers finished fifth in the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic.
Just two months before the Olympics, the Jamaican world record holder looked far from his best in Ostrava.
Kim Collins of St Kitts and St Nevis came second in 10.19, with American Darvis Patton third in 10.22.
Britain’s Chambers clocked a season’s best time of 10.28 but remains short of the London 2012 qualifying time.
Chambers won the right to compete at the Games when a by-law that banned drug cheats from competing at Olympics was overturned.
Like him, Mark Lewis-Francis missed out on the Olympic qualification time of 10.18 despite winning the ‘B’ race.
However, Chambers, who was competing in his first major meeting in six years, could at least reflect on a significant improvement from the 10.52 recently recorded in Puerto Rico – his second slowest time in 15 years.
Defending Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt conceded his performance was far from satisfactory with London fast approaching.
“I don’t really know what went on,” he said. “At the start, I didn’t feel as explosive as I normally feel. If you don’t get that first start, well that’s where my power comes from for the transition and everything comes together.