Usain Bolt wins Diamond League 200m race

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Oslo, Jun 10: Champions find a way out of adversity and that was demonstrated in ample measures when Usain Bolt, recorded the fastest time of 2011 in the Diamond League 200m competition, Oslo. Bolt, was competing in a 200m race for the first time in nearly 13 months.

Brushing aside the wet conditions in the Norwegion capital, the 24-year old Jamaican clocked 19.86 seconds to complete the race. He was only five-hundredths of a second outside the world record for 200 metres race held by Frankie Fredericks.

He was also 0.5 seconds ahead of Jaysuma Saidy Ndure who ended up at the second place.

Bolt was quoted by BBC sports as saying, "I have nothing to worry about, I'm still the champion... You can't expect to come out here and run 19.5 secs in my first race."

He added, "It is all about technique now to get the icing on the cake and I'm heading home to work on that." Informing that he plans to run three more races before the world championships in Daegu, South Korea scheduled to be held in August, he said, "My coach [Glen Mills] will watch me in training and will determine if I need to do more [races] in the month to come. I will be back in Paris [on July 8]."

Bolt whose last race was in May 2010 in Shanghai, started in the sixth lane and showed no signs of the back and Achilles problems which forced him to quit from the Oslo competition last year.

The victory also means that his four-year unbeaten 200m record stays intact.

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