Usain Bolt sounds Olympic warning as he clocks 9.88 seconds in Kingston 100m win

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 June, 2016, 11:43am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 June, 2016, 11:43am

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the 100 metres at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday in 9.88 seconds, notching the second fastest time in the world this year as the Rio de Janeiro Olympics beckon.

The sprint superstar led three compatriots under 10 seconds in a race run in a tail wind of one metre per second.

Nickel Ashmeade and Yohan Blake were both timed in 9.94 seconds, with Asafa Powell finishing in 9.98.

Six-time Olympic champion Bolt got off to an average start, but he finished strongly to produce his best performance of the Olympic season.

Bolt, in his third meet of 2016, improved on the 9.98 seconds he posted in Ostrava on May 20.

With the August 5-21 Rio Games less than two months away, Bolt moved ahead of US rival Justin Gatling on the 2016 world list, the American owning a time of 9.93 that puts him fourth-fastest in the world this year.

France’s Jimmy Vica ut owns the fastest time in the world in 2016, 9.86 seconds at a meeting in Montreuil on June 7.