Saturday, 22 August 2009

Bolt strikes again: Shatters 200m record

Usain Bolt's dream run continued at world championships as he shattered his own 200m world record. Usain slashed 0.11 sec off the time he set in Beijing, running in a time of 19.19 seconds. Earlier this week he also brought down his 100m record from 9.69 seconds to 9.58sec (Video: Usain Bolt breaking 100 m record), the exact same cut he achieved in 200m.

Bolt, who completed his 200m win a day before his 23rd birthday, set three world records when winning his Olympic golds in Beijing last summer and his breathtaking performances in Berlin have enhanced his reputation as the best sprinter of all time. Interestingly, at the post event ceremony, Bolt confessed that he was not 100% during the 200m run. "Maybe next time I should just run the 200m or the 100m alone," he added. "My form was going backwards. I wasn't running upright. It wasn't a good race but it was a fast one."

Bolt had one false start but got off the blocks quickly and opened up an easy, early lead which was enough for him to take him to the finish line. His nearest competitor was Alonso Edward, who finished with a time of 19.81 seconds while the American Wallace Spearmon took the bronze with 19.85 seconds.

His scintillating performance has led a few people to question if he is taking any performance enhancement supplements. However, Bolt insists that the only reason for the same is hard work and discipline.

Click here to read more about Usain Bolt. You can also find info about fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell.


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