Usain Bolt wins third successive 200m gold at World Athletics Championships

Bolt clocked a world-leading time of 19.66sec, with teammate Warren Weir taking silver in a personal best of 19.79sec, and American Curtis Mitchell claiming bronze (20.04).

updated: August 17, 2013 22:08 IST
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Moscow: Usain Bolt underlined his amazing sprinting prowess on Saturday by powering to a third successive world 200m title at the World Athletics Championships for his seventh world gold medal.

The 26-year-old Jamaican destroyed the field to finish in 19.66 seconds, teammate Warren Weir claiming silver in a personal best of 19.79sec and American Curtis Mitchell taking bronze in 20.04.

It was Bolt's seventh world gold medal after winning the 100 and 200m at the Berlin worlds in 2009, the 200m in Daegu in 2011, the 100m in Moscow on Sunday and golds as part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay squads in both 2009 and 2011.

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