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Bolt fit and ready, Asafa taking it easy 

Jamaica Observer
Saturday, August 04, 2012


JAMAICA"S male sprinters Asafa Powell and defending Olympic champion Usain Bolt say they are ready to compete in tomorrow's semi-finals of the blue riband 100 metres event.

"I expected it, I'm running well, I'm happy, training is great. reaction was good," Bolt said, "I'm looking forward to the semi-finals tomorrow."

Bolt stumbled a bit at the start of his heat but didn't pay too much attention to the slight hiccup.

"I made a bad step. I stumbled a bit. I'm glad it happened now," he said.

Powell quashed any doubts about his preparedness for the men's 100m at the London Olympics.

The former world record-holder said his race was "good"; and that he "just wanted to get the cobwebs out. I took it easy today."

The sprinter also said he was not worried about almost running out of his lane saying "It's the 100m, it's a straight race and we can drift a bit."


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