Usain Bolt made to work for 100-meter win at Weltklasse

With a parade of new world champions in action, the sold-out Zurich stadium fell silent to watch Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko's latest attempt to break the 20-year-old world record of 2.45 meters set by Javier Sotomayor of Cuba. But Bondarenko crashed through the bar at 2.46. He'd earlier won the event with a clearance at 2.33.

updated: August 30, 2013 10:27 IST
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Zurich, Switzerland: Usain Bolt considered it his worst race of the season, yet he still won the 100 meters at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in 9.90 seconds.

The world and Olympic champion had the slowest reaction out of the starting blocks, and was led deep into the race Thursday by fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade.

Bolt got down to work and muscled through the slight headwind to hit the front at the 85-meter mark. Ashmeade clocked 9.94 for second place, and Justin Gatlin of the United States was third in 9.96

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