Bolt reclaims 200m crown in 19.42secs

Updated: September 3, 2011

Usain Bolt exhibited his usual relaxed demeanour before taking gold in the 200m men’s final at the World Championships, leaving the pack trailing behind him after he put all concerns about the 100m false start to rest by bursting out of the blocks in Daegu.

American Walter Dix finished second with a season’s best of 19.70secs but was powerless to make up the ground on Bolt while Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre finished in third place with 19.80secs.

Bolt’s disqualification in the 100m final had raised questions about whether he may hold back on his start in the 200m final but the Jamaican attacked the race from the gun and finished a clear winner ahead of two rapid times for Dix and Lemaitre before celebrating in his typically energetic manner.

Bolt reclaims the 200m World Championship after storming to victory in Berlin in 2009 with a time of 19.19secs, his time in the qualifying round this year of 19.40secs was the fastest time ever set not to be a world record.

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