SPORTS

Bolt Takes 100 As 300 Metre Record Falls To Van Niekerk

Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 Metres at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting in a time of 10.06 seconds.

In his second 100 meters outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks before jumping ahead and edging Yunier Perez of Cuba, who ran a personal best 10.09 seconds.

Bolt, the 30-year-old with eight Olympic Golds and 13 World Championship Medals, will make his final bow at the World Championships in London in August.

In other action, South African Wayde Van Niekerk broke the 300 Metres World Record at the Ostrava Golden Spike, Rubbing Michael Johnson out of the record books for the second time in less than a year.

Van Niekerk pulled away from the pack around the curve on his way to a time of 30.81 seconds, beating the American Johnson's mark of 30.85 seconds set in 2000.

He also beat the Ostrava meeting record over the rarely-run distance set by multiple Olympic and World Championship Gold Medallist Usain Bolt in 2010.