Bolt opens season with solid 400-meters victory
AFPKINGSTON -- Jamaican sprint hero Usain Bolt won his 400-meter heat while Yohan Blake was beaten by Warren Weir on Saturday as the athletes opened their 2013 season at the Camperdown Classic.
February 11, 2013, 12:52 am TWN
Weir, the 200m bronze medalist at the London Olympics last year, emerged with the meet's overall 400m title with a time of 46.23sec.
Blake, the double Olympic sprint silver medalist, clocked 46.77 in the same heat.
In an earlier heat, Bolt trailed Riker Hylton — a genuine quarter-miler — into the last 40m but won the heat in 46.74.
“I felt a bit nervous,” Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record-holder, said of his season opener. “I just came out here to win and I'm glad I won injury free.”
Bolt, who spectacularly defended his three gold medals — in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m — at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, said he might run a couple more 400m races this season, and that his time so early in the season “shows that I am in good shape.”