Usain Bolt secures 100m Anniversary Games glory at Olympic Stadium
Olympic champion Usain Bolt wins the 100m on his return to east London at the Anniversary Games on Friday
Usain Bolt admitted to feeling uncharacteristically nervous ahead of his return to action at the Olympic Stadium – but it didn’t stop him claiming another 100m victory.
The world’s fastest man was the star attraction on the opening night of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games – a year after picking up three gold medals at London 2012.
And he didn’t disappoint, overcoming a slow start to finish in a season’s best 9.85secs – leaving America’s Michael Rodgers in second and fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter third.
Great Britain’s Dwain Chambers clocked 10.10 to claim fifth.
“For the first time in a long time I was slightly nervous,” said Bolt.
“I think initially I was excited to come out here because I knew it would be a big crowd. The energy was still like the Olympics – I was like ‘wow’ – it was wonderful.
“I was slightly nervous but I love the energy of the crowd and I just love competing here.
“I thought the last part of my race was pretty good. I just need to work on a few things and I will be alright.”
The Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games is the final event in the Sainsbury’s Summer Series. For more information on Sainsbury’s support of world class athletics and disability sport go to www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/occasions/anniversary-games/