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I have work to do – Bolt … Sprinter clocks 9.98 seconds for Ostrava win

first_imgJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was certainly not satisfied after his 9.98-second win in the 100m at yesterday’s Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, admitting that he has a lot of work to do to get up to speed. Bolt walked out of the starting blocks before building up some power midway the race and powering to the finish line without company. “The power behind the start wasn’t there. I didn’t execute,” said the Jamaican. “I had to get to work a little bit harder at the end to get up the speed.” “If I can improve that, it should be OK.” Bolt is next scheduled to compete at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on June 11, the National Senior Championships and then at the London Diamond League meet on July 22 before the Rio Olympic Games. However, despite posting his first sub-10 clocking of the season, the defending double Olympic sprint champion believes he still has a lot of work to do ahead of the Olympic Games. “This is a very important season. This is a very big year for me,” said Bolt. “I have a lot work to do. I just need to continue, need more races to go.” Ramon Gittens of Barbados finished second in 10.21, with Iran’s Hassan Taftian finishing third in 10.25. Other Jamaican winners included Christine Day and Javon Francis, while Kaliese Spencer had to settle for second place, with Jaheel Hyde falling before the end of his 400m hurdles event. Francis ran a well-paced race for his 400m victory, which arrived in 44.87 – his third straight sub-45 seconds clocking this season. USA’s Tony McQuay, 45.17 was next best with home boy Pavel Maslak, 45.46 finishing third. WOMEN’S 400M Day was commanding in her 51.09 win in the women’s 400m ahead of Carline Muir (Canada), 51.84 and Jessica Beard (USA), 51.88. Kaliese Spencer, 55.43, was out-sprinted by Joanna Linkiewicz (Poland), 55.40 with world champion Zuzana Hejnova (Czech) 55.69 taking third place. Young Hyde fell in his 400m hurdles event after clipping the seventh hurdle as he made his way around the 200m bend very much in the thick of the action with the event eventually going to South African LJ van Zyl, 48.67 with Johnny Dutch (USA), 49.01 finishing second and Patryk Dobek, 49.51 ending in third place. Another highlight came from Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie, who didn’t meet his 6.00m ambition after clearing 5.83m to win the pole vault, beating World champion Shawnacy Barber, who made 5.70m. Decathlon Olympic and World champion Ashton Eaton withdrew after two jumps in the long jump “During the second jump, I felt something happen in my left quad,” Eaton said. “I don’t know what happened, but I don’t want to take a risk in the Olympic season.”last_img read more

Anything can happen! Liverpool star warns job only half done against Man United

first_img1 Jordan Henderson in action for Liverpool Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool still have plenty of work to do to book their place in the Europa League quarter-finals.The Reds will take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their last 16 tie with Manchester United after outplaying their domestic rivals at Anfield on Thursday night.But Henderson is wary of complacency creeping in and has warned his teammates they will have to produce a repeat performance at Old Trafford to ensure they progress.“It is only half the job done. Anything can happen in football and I have seen stranger things happen,” said the Liverpool captain.“It is only half-time so we have to make sure in the second half at Old Trafford we play like that again because it will be very difficult.”It was a well deserved victory against a poor United side – described as shambolic by Paul Scholes after the game – and gave Liverpool a third straight win in all competitions.“It was a good team performance,” added Henderson. “You have to concentrate on performances and I feel in the last few weeks performances have been good and results follow.“We have built some momentum and confidence and hopefully we can continue that until the end of the season.“This (result) give us another boost.”last_img read more