Bolt and Farah fire up London

Wednesday 29th July 2015 10:08 EDT

Six time Olympic champion Usain Bolt rejoiced his victory at the Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium, as he grabbed the men's 100 metres title. Meanwhile, Britain's star Mo Farah, competing for the first time since allegations of doping were made against coach Albert Salazar, received loud cheers as he won the 3000 metres.

The 28 year old Jamaican who holds world record of 9.58 seconds for 100 metres, Bolt said, “The heats were good, but the finals not so good. In the final I got a really bad start. I kind of lost focus for a minute and I lost my form but I got it back at the end. So it taught me a lot, these two races. I wasn't looking for a specific time but I knew I could have gone faster if I had got the start I wanted. The key thing coming into this race was trying to get everything right on the track.”

He is now confident of adding more gold medals to his collection at the tournament in Beijing which will be held between August 22 and 30 at the iconic Bird's Nest. “Anything is possible in Beijing, it's all about the effort you put in. My coach has been happy with my technique and my work but it's all about getting race-ready now.”

Farah, who won at 7 minutes and 34.66 seconds said, “Today has helped because I can see my plans coming together. I got amazing support which was incredible. It meant everything to me. This is where I made my name and it changed my life to win and become Olympic champion.”

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