Usain Bolt has declared himself ready for the Jamaica National Track and Field Championship this weekend after his fine win at the Ostrava Golden Spike IAAF Grand Prix meeting last week.
Bolt recovered from a sluggish start in the Czech Republic to register a handsome win in the 100 metres in a fast 9.77 seconds, aided by a following wind of 2.1 metres per second, slightly above the allowable limit.
‘Now I’m really looking forward to the Jamaican trials,’ he said.
Bolt won ahead of Britain’s Craig Pickering (10.08) with Martinique-born Ronald Pognon (10.15) third.
The Jamaica National Championships will help pick teams for the Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships in Cuba from July 3-5 and the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany, from August 15-23.
More than 31 events are carded for the three-day Jamaica Nationals from today until Sunday.