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ATHLETICS: Bolt ready to run under 20 seconds in 200m today

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2013 | 9:25 AM

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he is feeling wonderful and is ready to run under 20 seconds for the 200-metre at today’s Diamond League meeting in Oslo, Norway.

The race is scheduled to start at 2:48 in the afternoon Jamaica time.

The Jamaican has struggled for early-season form and was beaten in Rome over 100-metre last week by American Justin Gatlin.

The 26-year-old Bolt has been suffering with a hamstring injury but insists he is fit.

The fastest time in the world this year is exactly 20 seconds, set by another Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade in Kingston at the start of May.

Bolt’s main rival today is Norwegian record-holder Jaysuma Saidy Ndure.

Also in the 200-metre field is Bolt’s Jamaican teammate Marvin Anderson along with European 200-metre champion Churandy Martina of the Netherlands.

Two other Jamaicans are down to compete.

They are – Sheri-Ann Brooks, who faces Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast in the women’s 100 metres and Kimberly Williams in the women’s triple jump.


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