Bolt to run Diamond League 200m in Oslo

AFP, Tuesday 11 Jan 2011

Jamaican Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt will race the 200 metres at the Diamond League meeting on June 9 in Oslo, organisers said on Tuesday

Usian Bolt

Last year, triple world record holder Bolt brought a premature curtain down on his season following a defeat in the 100m to US rival Tyson Gay in Stockholm.

He took three weeks out suffering from an Achilles injury adding to a back problem.

Oslo is the first event to see his presence confirmed since last summer.

"My preparations have gone really well, the injury problem I had during the summer is fully healed and my training has gone according to plan," Bolt said in a statement.

"I am looking forward to compete for the first time in front of the famous Bislett stadium crowd in Oslo.

"I hold three world records but I hear this track has an incredible 69 World records on it so it will be nice to run in such a famous stadium," added the star, who holds record times in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

The 24-year-old Olympic champion is also set to defend his 100m and 200m titles at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea.

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