GLASGOW, Scotland — Kemar Bailey-Cole did his best Usain Bolt imitation on Monday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
It wasn’t quite to the standard of his Jamaican teammate and training partner — world record holder and double Olympic sprint champion Bolt — but close enough for the 40,000-plus enraptured spectators at Hampden Park.
And a British sprinter — Englishman Adam Gemili — took the silver to add to the occasion.
Bailey-Cole won the 100 meters in a time of 10 seconds flat, well outside Bolt’s world record of 9.58 set in Berlin nearly five years ago. Gemili finished second in 10.10, with Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica taking the bronze.
Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria won the women’s 100, Sultana Frizell of Canada took gold in the women’s hammer throw and O’Dayne Richards won the men’s shot put.
“It feels very good to have the spotlight on me once,” Bailey-Cole said.
Bolt, meanwhile, is in the area. He tweeted a few pictures of himself training in Glasgow earlier in the day and is expected to race for the first time in 4×100-meter relay qualifying Friday ahead of Saturday’s final.
He couldn’t race in Glasgow in his individual 100 and 200-meter sprints in which he holds the world records because a left foot injury has kept him idle most of this season.