14 Jul 2010

Bolt predicting fast race in Paris

6:59 am on 14 July 2010

The triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes his first meeting of the season with compatriot Asafa Powell in Paris this weekend will produce the fastest 100 metres of the year.

The World record holder clocked 9.82 seconds in Lausanne last week in his first race since he strained his Achilles tendon in May, equalling Powell's best 100 metres time this season.

The former record-holder Powell is the last man to beat Bolt, in July 2008 in Stockholm.

Bolt will race Powell as well as American Tyson Gay, the second-fastest man this season, at the Diamond League Meeting in Brussels at the end of August.