Usain Bolt clocks 9.95secs to win in 100m Monaco

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt powers crosses the finish line in his first sub-10seconds time of the season.

World record holder, Usain Bolt clocked 9.95seconds in his final Diamond league race to win the 100m at the 30th Herculis Meeting in Monaco.

The 30-year-old crossed the finish line in 9.95seconds, his first sub-10seconds of the season, to beat Isiah Young, 9.98seconds, of the US in second, and South African, Akani Simbine, who clocked 10.02 in third.

Bolt went into the competition in Monaco confident that he’d win, and was quoted to have said that he’s ‘always expecting to win.’

He has confirmed that he will compete in the 100m and 4×100 relays at next month’s World Championship in London, his final event as an athlete.

In the other athletics events, Scot Munir, the European 1500m and 3000m champion, was beaten by Keyan, Obiri, the 5000m Olympics champion, in the 3000m.

Van Niekerk
South African Wayde van Niekerk clocked a meeting time of 43:73seconds to win the men’s 400m.

Obiri clocked 8:23:14 to emerge the winner, with Beatrice Chepkoech and Muir coming second and third respectively.

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The men’s 400m, it was an African affair, as South Africa’s world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk take the men’s 400m with a time of 43:73seconds, a meeting record, leaving Isaac Makwala, 43:84seconds, of Botswana in second place, with compatriot, Baboloki Thebe in third.

In the women’s 800m, another South Africa winner, in the person of Caster Semenya, who powered home in a national record time of 55:27seconds, a world-leading time, to win ahead of Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba, who came second.

Semenya
Caster Semenya won the women’s 800m with a national record time of 1:55:27.

Kenya took the first and second positions in the men’s 800m, as Emmanuel Korir clocked 1:43:10, a world-leading time, to emerge the winner, with fellow Kenyan, David Rudisha coming second.

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