Usain Bolt Breaks World Indoor Record For 100m

Usain Bolt Breaks World Indoor Record For 100m


The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt has broken the previous unofficial 100m indoor world record of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996.

Jamaican sprinter and Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100m race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday.

The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of a 20,000 crowd on a new track laid down the side of the infield.

Bolt’s first Polish outing was his third race this season as he builds up to Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Zurich and saw him set a new best time for the infrequently run 100 indoors.

Bolt anchored Jamaica to 4x100m gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month and last weekend won an exhibition race on Brazil’s Copacabana beach in a time of 10.06. His nearest rival in Warsaw was fellow Jamaican Sheldon Mitchell, who ran 10.33, but in Zurich will face three sub-10 sprinters plus Britain’s European 200m champion Adam Gemili.

A statement from the organisers said Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, was satisfied with the sprinter’s performances on his comeback from the foot injury which had delayed his start to the season, but “feels it is now time to shut it down while he is healthy and injury free with a view on his preparations for the 2015 season”.

The six-time Olympic champion, who will resume training in October, will be looking to retain his world 100m and 200m crowns at the World Championships in Beijing next year.