KINGSTON, Jamaica – Usain Bolt won his heat of the men’s 100m at the 2016 Jamaica Olympic Trials, but the world record holder wasn’t really happy about the length of time before coming under starter’s order.
Bolt started his quest to represent Jamaica at his fourth Olympic Games with a relatively easy 10.15-seconds jog to win his heat, but the six-time Olympic gold medallist was visibly unhappy about something before the race.
BOLT: IT ANNOYED ME….
In an interview afterwards, asked why he didn’t look pleased after his first run, replied: “It’s just the whole system bothers me.
“I was out there too long. They just sent everybody out [to the track]. There were false starts and I was in the last heat and kinda got cold so I didn’t feel as fluent as I wanted to,” he said while referring to two recalled races.
“That’s what I was really annoyed about.”
In heat one, Asafa Powell had a slip at the first time of asking before his heat was recalled. The race took close to 10 minutes before restart. Julian Forte false started in Bolt’s heat.
Bolt also revealed that he still needs to work on the first part of his race, especially the first 30m, which covers the base section of his drive phase.
“It’s always my first 30m,” he said. “That’s always my issue.
“So if I can get through with that then I should be fine.”
Despite those slight concerns, the 30-year-old said he feels confident about performing when it matters the most, adding that he definitely feels comfortable moving forward at these championships.