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Bolt unimpressed with season-opening win

ESPN staff
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Usain Bolt missed the Kingston Invitational with a slight hamstring injury © PA Photos
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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt opened his season with 100m victory at the Cayman Invitational, but expressed his disappointment after clocking a time of 10.09 seconds.

Bolt, 26, was declared winner in a photo finish as he edged out fellow Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole for victory at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Having had to sit out last Saturday's Kingston Invitational with a minor hamstring strain, Bolt was quick to dismiss injury was the cause of his lacklustre time and admitted displeasure at his performance.

"I'm always disappointed if I don't run under 10 seconds," Bolt said. "I felt it (his hamstring) slightly. It wasn't a bothering pain so I can't blame it on that.

"I just did not feel the power from the blocks and when I got to 50 metres it wasn't the normal race. It was just a bad race. I just have to go back and figure out with my coach what went wrong."

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