Usain Bolt races to 200m win

Jun 15, 2013, 03:17 IST | AFP

Usain Bolt banished any blues he felt from losing to Justin Gatlin over 100m last week by scorching to an impressive victory in 19.79sec in the 200m in the Diamond League meet in Oslo.

The Jamaican sprint star raced to a Bislett Games meet record and world lead time of 19.79 seconds to finish well ahead of a weak field made worse when his closest rival, Dutchman Churandy Martina, was disqualified for a false start.

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt reacts after crossing the finish line at Oslo. Pic/AFP.

Bolt made sure he was well away at the second time of asking to rebound from just his fifth defeat on the track since the 2008 Beijing Olympics with an awesome display of power both around the bend and also down the home stretch.

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