GLASGOW, July 29 (Agencies): Kemar Bailey-Cole did his best Usain Bolt imitation on Monday in athletics at the Commonwealth Games. It wasn�t quite to the standard of his Jamaican teammate and training partner � world record holder and double Olympic sprint champion Bolt �but close enough for the 40,000-plus enraptured spectators at Hampden Park.
And a British sprinter � Englishman Adam Gemili � took the silver to add to the occasion.
Bailey-Cole won the 100 metres in a time of 10 seconds flat, well outside Bolt�s world record of 9.58 set in Berlin nearly five years ago. Gemili finished second in 10.10, with Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica taking the bronze.
�It feels very good to have the spotlight on me once,� Bailey-Cole said.
�I�m not looking towards Usain. I�m just looking towards me, getting my things and achieving my dreams �winning as many races as I can and getting as much gold.�
The quietly-spoken Bailey-Cole had to recover from a rough start before edging over the line first.
�I just came out here relaxed because if you run with tension you won�t get your results,� he said. �Even if I didn�t get the right start, I held my composure and drove right through.�
Gemili was also celebrating a first-ever senior medal on the road to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite struggling to sleep on Sunday night due to �inexperience and nerves� while preparing to represent England at a major championship.
�It�s not about times today, it�s (about) positions because the times will come,� he said. �Medals are what count and this is a stepping stone now for the Europeans, worlds and then Rio in 2016.�
The stadium was packed with many fans who had bought tickets expecting to see Bolt, but injury has restricted the Olympic champion to the 4x100 relay. Bailey-Cole is likely to feature with Bolt in the Jamaican relay team in Friday�s heats, but he isn�t completely enjoying the Scottish experience. The menu isn�t to his liking in the athletes� village.
�It�s really different (to the 2012 London Olympics) � the food was way better than this,� Bailey-Cole said. �It needs a bit more seasoning.�
The women�s sprint title was taken by Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria who won in 10.85 seconds.
�It�s amazing, great, a blessing,� Okagbare said. �Everything has come together. It all just fell in place.�
The women�s podium was completed by Jamaicans, with silver for Veronica Campbell-Brown and bronze for Kerron Stewart.
Jamaica�s first gold medal of the Glasgow Games had been won by shot putter O�Dayne Richards, throwing 21.61 metres. Tom Walsh of New Zealand took silver and Tim Nedow of Canada collected bronze. Nedow�s compatriot, Sultana Frizell, went better in the women�s hammer throw by winning gold with a reaching 71.97 metres.
Bolt, meanwhile, is in the area. He tweeted a few pictures of himself training in Glasgow earlier in the day and is expected to race for the first time in 4x100-meter relay qualifying on Friday ahead of Saturday�s final.
He couldn�t race in Glasgow in his individual 100 and 200-metre sprints in which he holds the world records because a left foot injury has kept him idle most of this season.