Enjoy Bolt while you can - Mothersill

June 15, 2016
Usain Bolt (centre) wins the men's 100m at the Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium on Saturday. Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Usain Bolt is one of a kind and fans should enjoy him now. That's the view of Cayman Invitational meet director Cydonie Mothersill.

Mothersill was speaking at the Racers Grand Prix on Saturday. Mothersill said Bolt's 100 metre win at the Grand Prix confirmed that the tall Jamaican is the man to beat at the upcoming Olympics.

"He stumbled in the blocks and he beat a magnificent field here this evening, so it confirms he still remains the man to beat," said Mothersill, the 2010 Commonwealth 200 metre champion.

Mothersill pronounced Bolt the Olympic sprint favourite a month ago after the tall Jamaican had won the 100 at the Cayman Invitational.

"It doesn't matter how ugly it looks, he always finds a way to win," she said.

In Jamaica to study ways to improve the meet she organises, Mothersill was also impressed with Miguel Francis of Antigua and Barbuda. Noting that the tall and leggy 21-year-old had won in Cayman, she said, that 19.88 is not a slow time.

"So I'm sure his confidence is at a high after running against such an impressive field here."

Asked if the lanky Glen Mils trained Francis could be the new Usain Bolt, she dismissed the notion. "He's one of a kind. I don't think there'll be another Usain Bolt for sometime to come so we should enjoy it now.

"Enjoy him while he's here," she said.

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