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Sub-20 means a lot to me - Forte after Diamond League win #BrusselsDL

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 3:43 PM
Julian Forte of Jamaica celebrates after winning the 200m at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event, at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels today.

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BRUSSELS, Belgium:
Julian Forte became the 10th Jamaican to dip below the 20 second mark in the 200m after a determined 19.97 personal best run at the Brussels Memorial van Damme today.

“I am very pleased this was a goal of mine this season, in fact, for the last four seasons, so I'm really happy about this. It means a lot and it has certainly given me a lot of confidence going into the season,” said Forte.

Forte came off the curve with Brit Adam Gemili, who also clocked a personal best 19.97 for second place, but the Jamaican was able to hold on for the win with Churandy Martina, 19.98 taking third place in a close finish.