Bolt Records Slowest 200-M Time In Years At Adidas Grand Prix

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Usain Bolt delivered his slowest 200-m time at the Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
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Bolt is interviewed following his slow performance on June 13, 2015. (Roland Hyde Image)
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Bolt won in the slowest time since 2006. (Roland Hyde image)
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Bolt addressing the media after the race. (Roland Hyde image)

 

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. June 14, 2015: The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt delivered his slowest 200-m time at the Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday before his legions of New York City fans but still managed to win the race.

Jamaica’s Bolt ran 20.29 seconds, his slowest 200-m time since 2006. The time was far short of Justin Gatlin‘s world-leading 19.68 seconds from May.

Bolt won by .03 over Zharnel Hughes

“I’m not overly happy with it,” Bolt told Lewis Johnson shortly after his first race in the U.S. in five years, at the site of his first world record seven years ago. “I don’t know exactly what’s going on.”

His race was the third 200-m he’s run since 2013, following foot surgery last March.

OTHER WINNERS

Meanwhile, Antigua’s Priscilla Frederick set a new record in the women’s high jump Saturday with 1.88M while Cuba’s Pablo Pedro Pichardo won his triple jump with 17.57m over Olympic silver medalist Will Claye. Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson won the men’s 400-m hurdles.

No other Caribbean athletes managed individual wins with Jamaican athletes dominated by Team USA in most races including in the men’s 100-m.

 

 

 

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