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Bailey-Cole wins Commonwealth 100-meter title

With Usain Bolt out injured, training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole wins Commonwealth 100m title

Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica centre, wins the men's 100 meter race as he looks across at Adam Gemili,  right, of England who came second at Hampden Pa...

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Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica centre, wins the men's 100 meter race as he looks across at Adam Gemili, right, of England who came second at Hampden Pa...

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- In Usain Bolt's absence, training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole collected the first individual gold of his career by winning the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

The Jamaican clocked exactly 10 seconds at the cool Hampden Park track in Glasgow, a tenth of a second ahead of English sprinter Adam Gemili while compatriot Nickel Ashmeade took bronze.

"It feels very good to have the spotlight on me once," the 22-year-old Bailey-Cole said.

"I'm not looking towards Usain. I'm just looking towards me, getting my things and achieving my dreams -- winning as many races as I can and getting as much gold."

The stadium was packed with many fans who had bought tickets expecting to see Bolt, but injury has restricted the Olympic champion to the 4x100 relay. Bailey-Cole is likely to feature with Bolt in the Jamaican relay team in Friday's heats.


Updated : 2021-06-15 01:47 GMT+08:00