Usain Bolt is making strides in the right direction towards his fouth and final Olympics in Rio. Bolt dominated the 100m at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Friday.
In his annual trip to the Czech event, the sprint icon ran 9.98 to finish 0.23 ahead of Ramon Gittens of Barbados.
Coming out of lane four, Bolt began slowly but took control midway through the race, showing little sign of the discomfort he showed in winning the 100m in 10.05 seconds in the Cayman Invitational this month in his first event of the season. He had received treatment in Germany on his hamstring before travelling to the Czech Republic.
“I am happy I got under 10 seconds,” he told Czech TV after achieving the target he had set himself before the race.
“I had no problems. I didn’t feel my hamstrings today. That means the doctor did a great job as always. I am always happy when I come out of a race injury free.”
Bolt, the 100 and 200 world record holder, is preparing for Jamaica’s Olympic trials from June 30 to July 3 in Kingston.
As he approaches the end of his Olympic career, Bolt is aiming for an unprecedented ‘threepeat’ at the Rio Games in August where he will defend his 100, 200 and 4×100 relay titles.