Usain Bolt produces a show-stopping performance at the London Diamond League

Usain BoltUsain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after winning the men's 100m race during the London Diamond League 'Anniversary Games' athletics meeting at the Olympic Stadium, in east London July 26, 2013. The venue is where the London 2012 Olympic Games were held one year ago.(REUTERS)

Usain Bolt admitted he will have little chance of winning another world championship title unless he sorts out his lethargic start after storming to victory at the London Diamond League on Friday.

The Jamaican star also insisted "there was still room for improvement" despite returning to somewhere near his explosive best when winning the 100m at the Olympic Stadium.

The fastest man on the planet, and athletics' greatest entertainer, gave his rivals a decent start before he produced a show-stopping performance as he dashed to victory in 9.85sec, a season's best.

It is not the first time that the Olympic champion and world record holder has been tardy out of the traps and not the first time he has managed to show the speed and power to burst through the field and take the tape in front.

Bolt returned to the scene of his heroics in London 2012 and the 60,000 Olympic Stadium crowd roared him on as he beat off America's Michael Rodgers (9.98) and compatriot Nesta Carter (9.99).

Afterwards he did a lap of honour in front of a frenzied crowd, knelt down to kiss the track in his tradition style and then threw his spikes to a lucky punter before shooting off into the night.

But Bolt admits he needs to put things right quickly before taking his place in the world championships in Moscow next month.

"If I start like that in the world championships I will probably finish fifth. I need to work with my coach and figure out how to be more explosive out of the blocks and not so slow," said Bolt.

"But my coach tells me I am not a good starter anyway and just to focus on my running. I know what mistakes I made in the last world championships and executed the start very well in the Olympics.

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