OSLO — Usain Bolt was going so fast he couldn’t stop himself from crashing into a flower girl as he cross the finish line at the IAAF Diamond League meeting at Bislett Stadium in Oslo on Thursday.

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The time was the second fastest this season – and it’s only second best to his own 9.76secs, achieved in Rome, Italy, last week.

Bolt seemed to have gotten out on a good reaction, but lost a lot of grounds to Powell in the race before catching the former world record holder, who clocked 9.85 (SB) in the last 15-metres.

“The starting reaction was good, but I did not have the flow in the first metres like in Rome. Overall, technically, the race was not as good as in Italy, but I showed I can compete well under pressure,” Bolt said.

The race was the final one for both Bolt and Powell before the Jamaica Olympic Games trials later on this month and both sprinters seems to have been satisfied with their performances.


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