Athletics

Bolt set for Zurich meet

2012-05-14 16:32
Usain Bolt (File)

Zurich - Double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will race in the Zurich leg of the Diamond League on May 30, organisers announced on Monday.

Bolt, also the world record holder over the 100 and 200m, kicked off his season on home soil last week, winning the Jamaica International Invitational in a world-leading 9.82 seconds.

He is scheduled to run the 100m in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on May 25, and will also race the 100m at the Diamond League meetings in Rome on May 31 and Oslo on June 7.

His final race before the July 27-August 12 London Olympic Games will be over 200m at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on July 20.

"Zurich is often called the one-day Olympics and I expect this year to be a very special meeting 18 days after the London Games," said Bolt.

It will be the Jamaican's fifth appearance at Zurich, having placed second in the 200m in 2006 and 2007 before going on to win the 100m in 2008 and 2009, the latter two victories having come on the heels of winning Olympic and world gold respectively.

"Usain is the most popular track and field star of the millennium. We are delighted to have him back in Zurich," said meeting director Patrick Magyar.

"2012 will be a very special edition of our meeting. Zurich will be held 18 days after the Olympic Games - an ideal date in the outdoor competition calendar. This will help us present high-level fields in all our events."

Read more on:    usian bolt  |  athletics
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Nesius back in the saddle

2014-11-26 10:08

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Hottie of the day: Nicole Meyer!

Nicole is the cover girl for the 2014 edition of SA Swimsuit! Check out some smoking hot pics of here here.

 
 

Men24.com

11 things men don’t know about their clothes
Hilarious mortal kombat elevator prank!
This is how the Top Gear presenters spend their £55 million!
Thirty and still single? There’s hope!
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.