Photo finish win for Bolt in season opener

GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC- Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt won his first 100 metres of the season in a photo finish at the invitational track meet in the Cayman Islands.

Bolt secured the victory in 10.09 seconds after edging teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole, on Wednesday.

Bailey-Cole, who finished with the same time, is one of Bolt’s training partners. Antiguan Daniel Bailey finished third in 10.23.

Bolt is carrying a hamstring problem, but said that was not to blame for his modest time of 10.09 seconds.

“It was just a bad race. It wasn’t a bothering pain so I can’t blame it on that,” the 26-year-old said.

Bolt, the triple Olympic champion from London 2012, added: “I felt it [hamstring injury] slightly. I just have to go back and figure out with my coach what went wrong.”

Bolt is preparing for the Diamond League season due to open in Doha on Friday and for the World Championships in Moscow in August.

In the women’s events, American Carmelita Jeter became the first to finish in under 11 seconds in the 100 metres, winning with a time of 10.95.

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