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Usain Bolt wins 100 meters in 9.82 seconds

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Usain Bolt won the 100 meters in 9.82 seconds in the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday night, a month before the sprinting powerhouse’s Olympic trials.

The crowd cheered wildly when Bolt won in his first 100 of the year, giving him a standing ovation after a race that had two false starts. The time was the fastest in the world this year.

“It’s always a joy,’’ Bolt said. “I was very happy to come here and see all the people who came out.’’

Even before the race, the confident Bolt got the hometown crowd going with a quick “To Di World’’ pose, in which he pointed up as if he was about to launch an arrow skyward.

In the Beijing Olympics four years ago, Bolt won gold medals and set world records in the 100 and 200 and helped Jamaica win and set a world record in the 400 relay.

AP

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