With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt
only competing in the 4x100 relay after an injury-hit season, the
22-year-old Bailey-Cole seized his chance and sped to victory in a
time of 10 seconds flat at Hampden Park.
"I didnít feel any pressure, I just went out there and executed my
own race, but it wasnít that perfect," he told reporters.
"I train with Usain Bolt but the friendship is not that close."
Bailey-Cole made a slow start on a blustery Glasgow evening but his
long stride helped him claw his way back into the main group and he
powered past England's Adam Gemili, who finished second in a time of
10.10 seconds. Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade claimed bronze.
"From the start it wasnít good but the rest of it was OK," added the
lanky Bailey-Cole, whose running style is not dissimilar to Bolt.
"The coaches out there just told me to go out and win and I did
"I just listened to the coach, who says even if I donít get a good
start just hold my composure and drive right through.
"The aim was to come out here and win and I did just that. I said to
myself, 'these guys can't beat me'".
Campbell-Brown, cleared in February of a doping violation which had
led to a suspension, was beaten by Blessing Okagbare in the women's
The blonde Nigerian stormed to victory in a Games record 10.85
seconds ahead of Campbell-Brown and fellow Jamaican Kerron Stewart.
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"It is an honor and the reaction back home is going to be absolutely
amazing," Okagbare said.
"All my preparations have been based on these Commonwealth Games so I
had expected to run a fast time and I am so happy I can't explain.
"Everything has come together, it all just fell in place."
There was, however, further glory for Jamaica when O'dayne Richards
scooped gold in the men's shotput while Sultana Frizell of Canada hurled
herself to glory in the women's hammer.
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