Bolt wins final 100m outing before World Championships

Usain Bolt will head to the IAAF World Championships next month on the back of victory in the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

The reigning Olympic champion clocked a season's best time of 9.95 seconds - sub-10 seconds being his target heading into the race - beating Isiah Young and Akani Simbine to first place in the standout event at the Stade Louis II.

After a slow start, Bolt pulled away from the rest of the field to bow out of the Diamond League in victorious fashion.

Having struggled with a back injury this season, Friday's win will be a boost for Bolt ahead of his final race before retiring at the World Championships.

The Jamaican, however, will come up against upcoming star Andre De Grasse in London - the Canadian's camp claiming he was not competing in Monaco due to a request from Bolt, whose team denied the accusation.

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