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World champion Bolt looks forward to better 200m

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt says he is looking forward to an even better 200-metre race after delivering a sizzling 9.77s run in wind and rain to claim the men’s 100-metre World title in Moscow this afternoon.

Compatriot Nesta Carter, who received an individual spot in the 100 metres after defending champion, Yohan Blake dropped out due to injury, mined a bronze medal in 9.95s; while two other Jamaicans, Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey Cole finished fourth and fifth respectively in similar flash times of 9.98 seconds.

It was the first time a country had four participants in a men’s 100-metre final at the World Championships.

The world record holder, Bolt, says he was not in the desired form during the semi-finals earlier this morning.

The men’s 200 metres will begin on Friday, August 16 with the finals slated for the afternoon session of the same day.


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