Athletics: Bolt sets season's best time in 200 meters

AP, Thursday 9 Jun 2011

Usain Bolt set the quickest time in the world this season as he eased to victory in the 200 meters at a Diamond League meet on Monday

Usain Bolt

The Jamaican world record holder raced through the rain at the Bislett Games to win convincingly in 19.86 seconds.

Norwegian Jaysuma Saidy Ndure was second in 20.43, while Mario Forsythe of Jamaica was third in 20.49.

In the women's 800, Halima Hachlaf of Morocco also set a world-leading time to hold off Russia's Mariya Savinova and Caster Semenya of South Africa.

Hachlaf crossed the finishing line in 1:58.27, with Savinova trailing in 1:58.44, ahead of Semenya with 1:58.61.

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