By Gary Smith, World-Track
OSTRAVA — Jamaica’s World record holder Usain Bolt won the men’s 100m dash in a slight wind aided, yet stunning 9.77 seconds at the 48th Zlatá Tretra Ostrava Golden Spike – IAAF Grand Prix meeting on Wednesday.
After a loud introduction, which saw the crowd cheering for Bolt’s popular pre-race animations, the world”s fastest man got down to business and destroyed to field, with the time being slightly aided by a 2.1 wind.
"I am satisfied despite the wind," the laid-back Bolt said after the race.
"It was a good run. I got bad start but I got back in last part so I am pretty satisfied with myself."
Great Britain’s Craig Pickering finished a distant second in 10.08 seconds with France’s finishing third in 10.15.
Olympic champion Dayron Robles made it win number two from two in the men’s 110m hurdles this outdoor season when he clocked a world-leading mark.
The Cuban star posted 13.04sec, to back up his victory last week. The American in-form hurdler Dexter Faulk finished second in 13.33 and he was followed by Bahamas’ Shamar Sands in 13.38.
Jamaica’s Delloreen Ennis-London ran her fastest time for season on her way to winning the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.79sec.
After finishing second at the IAAF Golden League meeting in Berlin on Sunday, Ennis-London ran another solid race to defeat world champion Michelle Perry of USA, second in 12.86 and another American Danielle Carruthers, third with 12.90. Ireland’s former world indoor champion Derval O’Rourk finished fourth with 12.95.
Jackson clear champion
USA’s Bershanw Jackson ran away from a solid field to run a 2009 world best of 48.32sec to win the men’s over former world and Olympic champion Felix Sanchez from the Dominican Republic (49.20) and Poland’s Marek Plawgo (49.59).
Jackson dominated the race from start to finish and said he wants to continue with this same form heading into the U.S. Championships.
Sanchez was also running his fastest time of the new season
Ireland’s Paul Hession, rushed by a +2.2mps wind, won a very close men’s 200m in 20.44seconds over Zimbabwe’s Olympic finallist Brian Dzingai, who finished second with a time of 20.45. Jamaica teenager Nickel Asmeade was third in 20.72.
Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia won a very close women’s 5000m in a world best of 14:34.17 ahead of Kenya’s Linet Masai, who ran a personal best time of 14:34.36.
Win for Blanka
World champion Blanka Vlašic bounced back from her defeat in Berlin on Sunday with a win in the women’s high jump competition.
The Croatian who was stunned in the opening Golden League meeting in the German capital cleared 2.00m for the voctory, but failed on her three tries to clear 2.06m.
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena of South Africa won the men’s Long Jump with a third round effort of 8.33m.
Frenchman Salim Sdiri, with 8.19m and Autralian
Fabrice Lapierre, 8.13m were the only other jumpers over eight-metres today.