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Bolt breezes to take 200m in Zurich Diamond League

08-31-2012 10:06 BJT

GENEVA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Newly crowned London Olympics champion Usain Bolt sailed to a comfortable 200m win in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday.

Bolt posted a meet record of 19.66 seconds as his fellow Jamaicans swept the next three spots in this men's event.

Nickel Ashmeade who did not compete in the Olympics after only finishing fourth in the Jamaican trials, claimed second in a personal best of 19.85.

Jason Young and Olympic bronze medalist Warren Weir were third (20.08) and fourth (20.18) respectively.

Bolt, bagging 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles in London earlier this month to repeat his feat in Beijing four years ago, said he was happy about his result in Zurich.

"Running under 20 seconds is good. I am happy to run sub-20sec but I did not want to push my body -- it's the end of the season and I have to be careful," said the 26-year-old. 

Bolt posted a meet record of 19.66 seconds as his fellow Jamaicans
swept the next three spots in this men's event.


Editor:Hu Pengcheng |Source: Xinhua

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