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`Lightning` Bolt strikes again; sets 200m WR

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 09:06

Berlin: Jamaican Usain Bolt won the 200 metres gold at the world athletics championships in a world record time of 19.19 seconds on Thursday.
He had already picked up the 100 metres title in Berlin by setting a world record.

Exactly one year after taking gold at the Beijing Games with a record of 19.30, Bolt had an even greater run Thursday. He shaved 0.11 seconds off his previous mark, as he did in setting the record in the 100 on Sunday.

Alonso Edward of Panama was second, a distant 0.62 seconds behind. Wallace Spearmon of the United States took the bronze.

Defending champion Tyson Gay was out with an injury.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 09:06

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