The Jamaican sprint sensation jogged to a new meet record of 19.76 seconds, pulling away from the field in the final 60 metres, after coming into the home straight with a conservative lead of no more than five metres.
“It was good, but it was kind of windy,” said Bolt said. “It was a good run, the feeling was good, but it was not easy. I am not in the best shape, but I enjoyed it, and I look forward to the next race. “I really wanted a good time because I do not come to China very often. Coming out of the curve, I was smiling, and I thought, ‘Oh my goodness!’.”
He added: “I was surprised to see a lot of Jamaicans here. I love them. Wherever I go, it would not be the same without them.” Bolt crossed the line in relaxed fashion, but his time was still two tenths-of-a-second slower than his run at the Jamaica Invitational meet earlier this month.
Angelo Taylor, the double Olympic 400m hurdles champion from the United States, took second place in a personal best of 20.34 secs, with another American Ryan Bailey third in 20.43.