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Bolt's bad luck becomes Patton's lucky break

By unknown | May 04, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

KINGSTON - US Olympian Darvis Patton took advantage of the absence of injured Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt to win the 100m and 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday.

Patton, who finished eighth in Bolt's world record 100m final at the Beijing Olympics, claimed the double with runs of 10.02 seconds in the 100m and 20,49 in the 200m.

Bolt, who also set the 200m world record in Beijing last year, pulled out of the meeting on Thursday after suffering minor injuries when he crashed his sports car the previous day.

Bolt underwent a minor operation to his left foot after being involved in a car crash, his manager said on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Jamaican was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where a surgery operation on his foot was performed.

The operation was to remove embedded thorns upon which the World's Fastest Man stepped after the accident on Wednesday, according to Bolt's manager, Norman Peart.

Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart won the women's 100m in the year's fastest time, 10.92 seconds, upsetting Beijing champion Shelly-Ann Fraser on Saturday. - Reuters, Sapa-AFP


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