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Bolt wows Zurich crowd

2012-08-30 21:42

Zurich - Crowd favourite Usain Bolt coasted to victory in the men's 200m in the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting here on Thursday, clocking a meet record of 19.66 seconds in inclement weather conditions.

Bolt, fresh from his second successive triple gold haul at the Olympics, came into the final stretch just ahead of compatriot Nickel Ashmeade on his inside.

And then the imposing 26-year-old switched on the afterburners in his drive phase to ensure a comfortable win in his favoured event.

Ashmeade, who did not compete in the Olympics after only finishing fourth in the Jamaican trials, claimed second in a personal best of 19.85sec.

Jamaicans also took third and fourth spots in the shape of Jason Young (20.08) and Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir (20.18).

AFP