Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was disappointed after losing to Justin Gatlin last week in Rome, but he was looking to rebound today with the 200m race in Oslo. With Bolt looking to bounce back and make a statement, he cruised to first place with a time of 19.79 seconds. Bolt was followed by Norway’s Jaysuma Ndure in second place with a time of 20.36 and Great Britain’s James Ellington was third, clocking in at 20.55.
Bolt ran his best time of the season and set a new record for the meet, but he wasn’t completely satisfied with his performance.
“I’m not in as bad shape as I thought I was,” Bolt told reporters. “Overall it was a good run, I can’t complain. It’s sub 20… I could have done better.”
Bolt’s personal best in the 200m is his world record of 19.19 seconds.
You could see Bolt’s determination in the race and he really did not want to suffer another loss. The fact that he gave a full effort from start to finish goes to show that the loss to Gatlin may have been the wake up call he needs to get motivated.