Bolt, Blake emerge victors in 200m and 100m at Lausanne

Aug 25, 2012, 08:33 IST | AFP

Jamaica's Olympic champs Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake emerge comfortable victors in 200m and 100m respectively at Lausanne Diamond League

Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 200m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Thursday as Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake became the second fastest 100m performer of all time.

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt during the 200m final in Lausanne on Thursday and (right ) Jamaica’s Yohan Blake during the 100m final in Lausanne

Bolt, fresh from his second successive triple gold haul at the Olympics, took victory in 19.58sec, ahead of Dutch runner Churandy Martina and compatriot Nickel Ashmeade.

“I am definitely very pleased. It was a good run for the end of the season. I just wanted to have fun,” said Bolt. Earlier, Blake became the second fastest man over 100m when he clocked 9.69sec.

World champion Blake, who was silver medallist behind Bolt at the London Olympics, finished ahead of America's Tyson Gay in 9.83sec with Nesta Carter of Jamaica in 9.95sec.

Blake (22) improved his previous personal best of 9.75sec to move into second place on the all-time performers list which he now shares with Gay who has also run 9.69sec.

Only Bolt — with 9.58sec and 9.63sec - has run faster. “I am delighted,” said Blake. “I have been sick all week with flu but I am glad I recovered. My coach (Glen Mills) had told me that I could run faster than 9.75sec, a lot faster.” 

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