Slow-Starting Bolt Blasts To Victory In London

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Reuters
Any doubts over Usain Bolt's form going into next month's world championships were left trailing in the big Jamaican's wake when he won the 100 metres at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Usain Bolt crosses the finish line during the men's 200 meters semi-final at the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston city

Any doubts over Usain Bolt's form going into next month's world championships were left trailing in the big Jamaican's wake when he won the 100 metres at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday.

The world record holder overcame a dreadful start to blast past the field over the second half of the race and win in 9.85 seconds, well ahead of American Michael Rodgers (9.98) and Jamaican Nesta Carter (9.99).

It was a triumphant return to the Olympic stadium where Bolt dazzled the crowds at last year's London Games on his way to winning three gold medals.

Britain's new sprint hope, 25-year-old James Dasaolu, who ran 9.91 earlier this month, withdrew just before the start with a hip flexor problem.