Bolt Races To Year's Fastest 200 Metres Time

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Reuters
Olympic champion Usain Bolt sent out a strong warning to his challengers by running a world-leading time of 19.73 seconds over 200 metres to win the Paris Diamond League event on Saturday.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt finishes first in his men's 100m round 1 heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Olympic champion Usain Bolt sent out a strong warning to his challengers by running a world-leading time of 19.73 seconds over 200 metres to win the Paris Diamond League event on Saturday.

The world record holder eased to the finish line to better American Tyson Gay's leading mark by 0.01 seconds, just one month before the world championships in Moscow.

"I was good, I'm very happy about what I did," a relaxed Bolt said in a trackside interview.

Home favourite Christophe Lemaitre, who won the world bronze two years ago, finish third in 20.07 with Jamaican Warren Weir second in 19.92.