The Jamaican headlines the field at the Diamond League meet in China’s commercial hub, which also features China’s former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang and Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser, the reigning women’s 100 world and Olympic champion.
“I’m definitely proud of how I started out my season,” Bolt said Friday. “I’m looking good so far, though I need to work on a few things. I’ll try to give my fans a good show.”
World champion hurdler Ryan Brathwaite of Barbados and Kenya’s Pamela Jelimo, Olympic champion in the 800, are also among the athletes appearing at the meet, the new league’s second of the season following last week’s opener in Doha, Qatar,
Bolt won the 100 meters in his season debut at a meet in Daegu, South Korea on Wednesday in a year’s best 9.86 seconds, 0.28 seconds off the world record of 9.58 he set at last year’s world championships in Berlin.
In the 200, he faces Ryan Bailey of the United States, who won at Daegu in 20.58 — more than a second off Bolt’s record of 19.19.
The men’s 100 is not being run at Shanghai.