Bolt starts with a bang
KINGSTON - Olympic champion Usain Bolt held his nerve after two false starts by competitors and powered to this year's fastest 100m in Kingston on Saturday.
The 100 and 200m world record holder clocked a dazzling 9.82sec in his first individual race of 2012, exploding from the blocks to take control at 40m.
"It's a good start, I would say," said Bolt, who erased the previous season-leading time of 9.90 by his training partner and world champion Yohan Blake three weeks ago.
"I feel better than last year, so I'm definitely happy with myself," Bolt added.
"I don't think my execution was perfect, but I think for my first race it was good."
Bolt was disqualified from last year's 100 final at the world championships because of a false start, but was not perturbed by the delays on Saturday.
"A couple of false starts will throw you off, but I stayed focused and went out there and executed as best as possible, so I'm just happy with myself," he said.
Bolt's world record for the 100m is 9.58sec and for the 200m it is 19.19.