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Bolt back to winning ways

ESPN staff
June 13, 2013
Usain Bolt blasted his way to a new meet record © AP

Usain Bolt put the disappointment of losing to Justin Gatlin in Rome behind him by setting a new track record en route to winning the 200m in the Diamond League in Oslo.

The triple Olympic champion suffered his first major international defeat since his false start disqualification at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea when he lost out by a tenth of a second to Gatlin a week ago in Rome.

But on Thursday - after Churandy Martina was disqualified for a false start - in Norway he powered his way to the win ahead of Jasuma Saidy Ndure with a time of 19.79seconds to set a new meet record and world leading time.

"I promised to come out here and run as fast as I could and that's what I did," Bolt said. "All I've got to do now is go home and work on everything and hopefully go even faster."

Bolt arrived into the Bislett stadium in a Formula One car, and kept up his 100% record in 200m races in the Diamond League as the Jamaican now has seven victories from seven outings.

There was a strong British presence in the race as James Ellington came home in third, with David Bolarinwa finishing in fifth and Daniel Talbot one place behind.

Tiffany Porter triumphed in the women's 100m hurdles, with Shara Proctor winning the long jump.

Perri Shakes-Drayton had a strong race in the women's 400m hurdles as the Brit finished second, while Nigel Levine crossed the men's 400m finishing line in third.

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