Usain Bolt made his season start-up relay with a defeat. Image Courtesy – https://www.record.pt
Usain Bolt, the world 100 and 200 meter record holder, made a surprise 2015 debut on Saturday, running at the anchor place in a 4×100 relay heat triumph at the Gibson Relays. He took the baton from Warren Weir, Olympic 200m medallist, but could not make up a 10 metre deficit against University of Technology team.
The eam took 38.23 seconds while Bolt team took 39.26 seconds. Mario Forsythe started the lead leg, Michael Frater continued in the second leg followed by Warren Weir in the initial heat of Gibson Relays at Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston. Tyquendo Tracy leaded the winning University of Technology team, with other members like Andrew Fisher, Julian Forte and Kimmarley Brown.
The world renowned sprint star of 28 years old skipped the Camperdown Classic in February. It was quite expected that he would open his running episode in this season. In 2009, Bolt set world records of 100m in 9.58 seconds and 200m in 19.19 seconds at Berlin.
He also helped Jamaica to attain a position in the world. He is currently holding the Olympic Championship title in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. The eight-time world champion swept away all the three events in Beijing in the year 2008 and in London Games in the year 2012.
Bolt expressed that his coach Glen Mills was satisfied with his progress to reach the highest position in the world. He also said that he was not sure about the strategy of training in future, either speed endurance or speed work. But his focus would be to remain injury free in this season.