Aug 17, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Usain Bolt (JAM), center, defeats Adam Gemili (GBR) and Curtis Mitchell (USA) to win the 200m in 19.66 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt wins the 200 meters


Jamaican sprint Usain Bolt followed up his dominant performance in the 100 meters with a similarly impressive win in the 200 at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Saturday. Bolt finished in a blazing 19.66 seconds, the fastest time recorded in the event this year (interestingly, it was actually the slowest time he’s ever recorded in his two Olympic and three IAAF World Championship wins at the distance, yet it was still fast enough to be the eighth best of all time. So, in other words, Usain Bolt is may be a wizard).

Bolt spoke about his victory afterwards, saying that winning the 200 meters in Moscow was more important to him than reclaiming the 100 meters title that he lost in Daegu in 2011:

The 100 is for the fans and for the show and the fastest man in the world and all that, but for me it means more to come here and defend my 200 title. When I entered the straight, I felt tired, my legs felt a little heavy. And my coach told me not to push too hard if it was possible, so I backed off a little (Reuters).

Warren Weir of Jamaica finished in second with a personal-best time of 19.79. Curtis Mitchell of the United States took home the bronze with a time of 20.04.

[Source: Reuters]

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: IAAF World Championships Moscow Usain Bolt