2011 World Championships/Daegu: Statement from Usain Bolt, note by Larry Eder


Usain Bolt, 2011 WC 100m DQ, photo by PhotoRun.net

I am not sure what I can say about these photos that can not be revealed by looking at the photos themselves. Usain Bolt, the WR holder in the 100m and 200m, false started and was DQed from the 100 meter final. 

In the final, Kim Collins, the 2003 World Champion, flew out of the blocks and was leading at 60 meters, until he was caught by Yohan Blake, who won the 100 meter gold medal. Walter Dix won the silver medal for the 100 meter and Kim Collins, won the bronze medal in the 100 meters.

Here is the statement issued by Usain Bolt, from his agent, Ricky Simms:

Statement from Usain Bolt -


"Firstly I would like to congratulate my team mate Yohan Blake and the other athletes who won the medals. 


Of course I am extremely disappointed not to have had the chance to defend my title due to the false start.  I was feeling great through the rounds and was ready to run fast in the final.  I worked very hard to get ready for this Championships and things were looking good.     


However I have to move on now as there is no point to dwell on the past.  I have a few days to refocus and get ready for the 200m on Friday.  After this I have the 4x100m and a few other races before the end of the season.  I know that I am now in good shape and will focus on running well in the 200m.        


Thanks to all the people who sent me good wishes and I will try my best to make you proud in the 200m."


For information please contact Carole Beckford [email protected] or Ricky Simms [email protected]com

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