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Bolt of lightning for Palace

PUBLISHED: 16:07 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 15:48 16 August 2010

Bolt celebrates his victory

Bolt celebrates his victory

THE fastest man on the planet was among the glittering array of track and field stars in action for the London Grand Prix in Crystal Palace. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt,

THE fastest man on the planet was among the glittering array of track and field stars in action for the London Grand Prix in Crystal Palace.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who smashed the 100m world record when he won gold at the Beijing Olympic Games last year, was in scintillating form once again as he clocked 9.91s on the way to sprint victory last Friday.

Bolt, who later admitted to only be running at 85 per cent of his powers, whipped the sell-out crowd into a frenzy with his performance - which included his trademark laidback finish over the line followed by some crowd pleasing dance moves.

There was positive news for home competitors Jemma Simpson and Mo Farah, who won the women's 800m and men's 5,000m respectively.

Britain's Nicola Sanders was also triumphant in the women's 400m but Phillips Idowu was forced to settle for third in the triple jump.

Last Saturday, Michael Bingham claimed gold in the 400m, Germaine Mason secured high jump silver and the men's 4x100m relay team won bronze.

Lisa Dobriskey scooped bronze in the women's 1500m while Goldie Sayers bagged a silver medal in the javelin.

katherine.nelson@archant.co.uk

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