Usain Bolt has won Heat 4 of the Men’s 100m preliminaries in a time of 10.15 seconds at Jamaican Olympic Track and Field Trials held June 30 – July at the National Stadium in Kingston.
The Jamaican Senior Championships has been used to select the national team to represent and compete in the 2016 RIO Olympics between August 5 and 21 — unlike the IAAF World Championships, no wild cards are available. Bolt has advanced to the semi-finals for Friday. Olympic hopeful Julian Forte was disqualified following his heartbreaking false start.
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Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Asafa Powell ran in different Heats of the 100m on Thursday. See races below. The 100m semi-finals and final will be held on Friday. The 200m event is set for Sunday. Stay tuned or more updates on all the races.
Heat 1 winner Jevaughn Minzie – Time: 10.26 — Asafa Powell was clipped at the finish line by Minzie.
Heat 2 winners Yohan Blake and Kemar Bailey-Cole — both ran a similar time of 10.15. Watch race and interview below.
Heat 3 winner Nickel Ashmeade – Time: 10.07. Warren Weir, who has run his first 100m race at the Olympic Trials, finished second.
In 2012. Bolt was beaten in the finals of the 100m and 200m at the Olympic Trials by younger training partner Yohan Blake. Bolt still made the team in second place, but it meant that he went into the Games as less than the massive favourite he was at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.