'False start' fails to unsettle Usain Bolt, on track to recapture 100m title at world athletics

Usain Bolt won his heat Saturday in 10.07 seconds, leading the entire way and cruising across the line.

updated: August 10, 2013 23:26 IST
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Moscow: Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt's bid to regain his 100 metres world title, which he relinquished when he false-started in the 2011 final, began in gentle fashion on Saturday when he cruised into Sunday's semi-finals.

Ironically, the 26-year-old world record holder's campaign featured a false start but fortunately for him it was Kemar Hyman of the Cayman Islands who saw his competition come to an early end in Moscow.

After that, and having crossed himself and pointed to the heavens in traditional Bolt fashion, the six-time Olympic gold medallist got down to business and sauntered over the line in 10.07sec.

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