Rank Athlete Nation Result Reaction time Diamond Points Diamond Ranking
1 GATLIN Justin USA 9.94 0.163 4 1
2 BOLT Usain JAM 9.95 SB 0.143
3 VICAUT Jimmy FRA 10.02=PB 0.199
4 RODGERS Michael USA 10.04 0.198 2 3
5 COLLINS Kim SKN 10.07 0.211
6 SALAAM Rakieem USA 10.08 SB 0.198
7 NEWMAN Calesio USA 10.29 0.210
8 TUMI Michael ITA 10.29 0.156
9 FRANCIS Samuel QAT 10.40 0.165
Huh? That was interesting. Bolt got a good start, but he looked very slow by his standards and didn’t separate from the field like he normally does. I’m not sure what’s going on with his training but his top speed just wasn’t there. Bolt is looking more and more vulnerable with every race. I know it isn’t a terrible time and if Bolt wins in Moscow in a 9.6 or faster all of this will be forgotten, but something just seems different about this year.
Ang he looked like he had no top speed at all (for him). Start was good, acceleration was fine for the speed he hit, and he maintained his speed well through the line, but he just never got going the way he normally does.
Yep, this looks like nothing new. Right now he doesn’t look his leanest and seems to be missing force production at top speed (hips are sagging, ground contacts are longer, isn’t standing as tall). What’s scary as others have pointed out is his start looked phenomenal, if he gets into top form with that start look out!