Usain Bolt wins Copacabana 100m

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 17, 2014, 22:01 PM IST

Rio de Janeiro: Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100m of 2014 on Sunday in an exhibition race run on Rio`s iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics.

The Jamaican superstar won in a time of 10.6sec although Bolt had predicted a sub-10sec time when he faced the press on Friday.

Britain`s Mark Lewis Francis (10.42sec) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44sec) shared the podium with Bolt who, after an injury-hit season, was running his first 100m since Brussels in September last year when he won in 9.80sec.

The 27-year-old Bolt will compete in his final Olympics in Rio in 2016 before calling time on his career in 2017 after the world championships.