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Bolt wins 200 in Brussels

Published:Friday | September 4, 2009 | 6:20 PM

Triple Olympic and World champion Jamaican Usain Bolt ran the fourth fastest 200 metres in history today despite a wet track and cold conditions at the Brussels Golden League meeting in Belgium.

Bolt never got close to his world record of 19.19 seconds in Berlin last month, but clocked a decent 19.57 to win in bad conditions for a meet record.

World bronze medallist Wallace Spearmon of the USA finished second, a massive 0.62 seconds behind.

Meanwhile, Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Brigitte Foster-Hylton also won their events.

Powell clocked 9.90 second in victory in the men’s 100 metres, defeating American Tyson Gay, 10 seconds flat and Foster-Hylton won the women’s 100-metre hurdles in 12.48, beating Canada’s Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.49.

In the women’s 100 metres, Olympic and World Champion gold medallist Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser, 10.98, finished second behind American Carmelita Jeter, who won in 10.88.

Jamaicans Kerron Stewart was third in 11.05 and Veronica Campbell-Brown fourth in 11.10. The other Jamaican Sherone Simpson finished eighth in 11.39.