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Bolt wins in Rome

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt said he was happy to have blown away the cobwebs after winning his comeback race following a nine-month lay-off.

india Updated: May 28, 2011 00:23 IST

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt said he was happy to have blown away the cobwebs after winning his comeback race following a nine-month lay-off.

The 24-year-old world record holder was a little ragged but still proved too hot for compatriot Asafa Powell as he claimed Golden Gala honours here in 9.91sec. Powell finished second in 9.93.

"I don't think I should judge (Thursday), I was a little bit nervous," he said. "It was just to get the cobwebs out and it will be in the next race to determine if the (new bigger) muscles are working. But I got through the race injury-free so it's a good start," he said.

"This was my first race for nine or 10 months, that's why the nerves were there. I had a bad start, I didn't do so well in transition but the good thing is that I got through."