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ATHLETICS: Bolt wins, clocks 20.13 in Ostrava

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 1:13 PM
Usain Bolt crosses the finish line winning the 200 meters men event at the Golden Spike Athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic today.
Usain Bolt in a historical car greets spectators during the opening ceremony of the Golden Spike athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic today.

It was cold and wet in Ostrava but Usian Bolt got what he went for, a win and a healthy outing at the Ostrava Golden Spikes meet.

Bolt showed signs that he was regaining his strength with a powerful first 100m in pouring rain and 12°C conditions, before easing away and comfortably winning the 200m in 20.13 in what was his first race in Europe this season.

Isaiah Young took second place in 20.35 with Stefanos Tsarinas, 20.62 finishing third.

"I'm always happy to be in Ostrava, its one of my favourite places to run although it always rains," said Bolt immediately after the race. "It was difficult, a little colder than I thought it would be. It was all about working on my technique and getting in shape but we will see what happens in the next one."

Bolt's is next expected to feature at the New York Diamond League on June 13.