Usain Bolt was greeted in rapturous fashion upon his Olympic Stadium entry. The Jamaican immediately set about his typical showman antics. This was met with the raucous reception of his practice start drawing his applause.
When it finally came to race time though, Bolt had a fairly sluggish start. The speedster did coast across the finish line in comfortable fashion, but it was touch and go for a second there. In unusual fashion, he had to look to his side to ensure he stayed ahead of closest rival Andrew Fisher of Bahrain.
His time of 10.07 seconds was slower than the 10.01 run by Gatlin in an earlier heat, and Bolt still has work to do to keep his triple-triple hopes alive.
Jamaica is out here for her boy though! Team Jamaica is all about bigging up their stars.
The General Usain Bolt⚡️🇯🇲
(📷 Franck Fife) pic.twitter.com/oFjqjUEuRf
— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) August 13, 2016
I can’t tell you how badly I feel for the Nigerian sportsmen and women who are out in Rio fighting hard for name and country. Sigh.
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