Bolt powers Jamaica relay squad to 4x100m final in Glasgow

Bolt powers Jamaica relay squad to 4x100m final in Glasgow

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 02, 2014 10:45 hrs

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has helped his country's squad to secure a place in the 4x100-metre final on Saturday despite a scare and has insisted again that he was delighted to be in Glasgow.

Bolt has been forced to deny reports that he made a reproachful remark about the ongoing Commonwealth Games, but his long-awaited appearance was almost ruined by injury instead of controversy.

Jamaica's lead-off man Kimmari Roach appeared to hurt his thigh midway through the first leg of their heat but managed to get the baton to second man Julian Forte before Nickel Ashmeade and then Bolt took the team home, The BBC reported.

Bolt admitted afterwards that he looked round and thought something was wrong, and added that he was kind of worried but Kimmari got the baton round, and that is sign of a true champion.

Bolt said that his coach always taught them to run with pain.

On Wednesday a newspaper had claimed that Bolt described the Games in negative terms and on Thursday it published a transcript of his exchange with their reporter.

But Bolt said that he cannot believe the newspaper actually said that, adding that he would never use that word for the Games. He said that he loves competing and is there because of the fans.

Bolt said that the Games are wonderful, just like the London Olympics. He added that the crowd is great and he has heard it throughout the championships and watched it on the television.

The Jamaican sprinter added that he is enjoying the Commonwealth Games and that the people have been good to him. (ANI)

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