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ATHLETICS: Bolt says he could have run faster in 200m

Published:Monday | July 8, 2013 | 7:51 AM

The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has given himself a grade of 7 out of 10 after running the fastest 200 metres of the season at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday.

The Jamaican clocked a world leading 19.73 seconds to shave 0.01 second off the previous best time this year, set by American sprinter Tyson Gay at the US trials last month.

The six-time Olympic champion says he could have run the last 50 after the turn much better.

Bolt says his technique wasn’t perfect and he still has plenty to work on ahead of the world championships in August.

Bolt will next compete in the 100 and 4 by 100 relay in London on July 26 and 27 in a one-year anniversary event for the 2012 Olympics.

That will be his final major meeting before the World Championships, which start August 10.

The next Diamond League meet is in Monaco on July 19.


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