At the Diamond League meeting in Paris this evening, the Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the 200m in a time of 19.73 seconds, the fastest time in the world for 2013. This was Bolt's second race over the distance having clocked 19.79 in Oslo, Norway on the 13th of June.
In a post race interview, he said..."I'm happy with myself but I still need to work on a few mistakes."
Bolt's main rival in the upcoming World Championships in Moscow will be Tyson Gay who won the recent US trials in a time of 19.74s. Bolt's compatriot and Olympic Silver medalist Yohan Blake will not be contesting the 200m in the World Championships as he missed the Jamaican trials due to a hamstring injury.
# ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1 BOLT Usain JAM 19.73 WL,MR 0.193
2 WEIR Warren JAM 19.92 0.199
3 LEMAITRE Christophe FRA 20.07 SB 0.165
4 YOUNG Jason JAM 20.12 SB 0.170
5 ASHMEADE Nickel JAM 20.21 0.134
6 VICAUT Jimmy FRA 20.30 PB 0.173
7 MITCHELL Maurice USA 20.61 0.150
8 ZEZE Mickael-Meba FRA 21.29 0.181
Fastest 200m times of 2013
Usain Bolt (Jam) - 19.73 seconds
Tyson Gay (US) - 19.74
Usain Bolt (Jam) - 19.79
Warren Weir (Jam) - 19.79
Isiah Young (US) - 19.86
Warren Weir (Jam) - 19.92
Curtis Mitchell (US) - 19.99