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World Athletic Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold

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Bangalore, Aug 18: World record holder Usain Bolt underlined his amazing sprinting prowess on Saturday by winning third successive world 200m title at the World Athletic Championships, Moscow for his seventh world gold medal.

The 26-year-old Jamaican finished in 19.66 seconds and his another teammate Warren Weir claiming silver in a personal best of 19.79sec and American Curtis Mitchell taking bronze in 20.04sec.

World C'ships: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold

This win at Moscow was Bolt's seventh world gold medal after winning the 100 and 200m at the Berlin worlds in 2009, the 200m in Daegu in 2011, the 100m in Moscow on Sunday and golds as a part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay squads in both 2009 and 2011.

Bolt now has the opportunity to draw level with the present mark of eight world gold medals won by retired American duo Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson when he races the 4x100m relay on Sunday.

OneIndia News

(with agency inputs)

Story first published: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:14 [IST]
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