Bolt Streaks To 200 Win In Bislett Diamond League

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Reuters
Olympic champion Usain Bolt produced a dominant performance to win the 200 metres at the Bislett Diamond League in a world leading time of 19.79 seconds on Thursday.

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 produced a dominant performance to win the 200 metres at the Bislett Diamond League in a world leading time of 19.79 seconds on Thursday.

The Jamaican world record holder, who was surprisingly beaten over 100 metres by American Justin Gatlin in Rome last week, streaked away from the field on the home straight to win comfortably on a chilly evening in his first competitive race of the season over the distance.

Bolt, whose early season was dogged by a hamstring injury, had said earlier in the week he was in the shape to go below 20 seconds at Bislett.

His main rival in a field lacking any other Jamaican or American athletes, European champion Churandy Martina of the Netherlands, was disqualified from the event for a false start.