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Bolt wins fourth straight 200 metres world title

27 August 2015, 18:04

Beijing - Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win the world 200 metres title for a record fourth time and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time on Thursday.

Also read: Gatlin, Bolt qualify 1-2 for world 200m final

Five days after beating Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres, the 29-year-old Olympic champion and world record holder again proved too strong for in-form American, who finished second in 19.74 seconds.

Anasco Jobodwana took bronze in 19.87 for South Africa.

The victory gave Bolt a record-extending 10th world championship gold medal and he could yet win an 11th as part of Jamaica's 4x100 metre relay team on Saturday.

- Reuters


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