Bolt pleased after 400m win in season opener

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Sprint star Usain Bolt says he is pleased with his opening race of the year after winning his 400 metres heat at the Camperdown Classic here Saturday.

The double Olympic sprint champion eased down to win in 46.71 seconds at the National Stadium and afterwards told reporters the outing had been a comfortable one.

“For me it was just to complete the race, and I will probably have one more or two for the season, depending on what the coach wants,” said the 26-year-old.

“Physically it was ok. It felt good, not as good as I usually feel, but it was a smooth race, so I can’t complain as I wasn’t as tied up in the finish.”
There was no such success for Bolt’s training partner Yohan Blake who finished second in his heat to Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist Warren Weir.
Blake, the reigning 100m World champion, clocked 46.64 seconds while Weir was timed at 46.21.

However, Blake brushed aside the defeat, maintaining his confidence about his title defence in Moscow in August.
“Trust me, my training is going really well and I am confident that with the World Championships coming up I can defend my title,” he stressed.
All three athletes were stars at the Summer Olympics in London last year.

Bolt became the first ever runner to repeat as champion in the 100 and 200m while Blake copped silver in both sprints.
Weir, in his first Olympiad, finished third in the 200m in a historic podium sweep for Jamaica.

Comments  

GOA stipend for 30 athletes, 13 coaches

The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) said yesterday that it was looking forward to the day when national athletes and coaches will be paid in order to adequately focus on their goals.

Athanaze, Yadram lay waste to Kenya

LINCOLN, New Zealand, CMC – Alick Athanaze lashed an unbeaten hundred and off-spinner Bhaskar Yadram claimed a five-wicket haul, as West Indies Under-19s overcame a slight hiccup to easily dispose of Kenya Under-19s by 222 runs and notch their first win of the ICC Youth World Cup here yesterday.

Reifer records maiden ton

Raymon Reifer yesterday fortified his reputation as a genuine all-rounder after registering his maiden first-class ton to go along with the first innings five-wicket haul on the first day at stumps on the penultimate day of the Guyana Jaguars’ clash against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

By ,

Guinness playoff round gets cracking today

The playoff round of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone kicks-off today from 9:00am at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.

Conquerors warm up for Elite League resumption with win over Santos

Fruta Conquerors continued their preparation for the resumption of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League on a positive note, downing Santos 4-2 on Friday at the Tucville Community ground.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×