The Jamaican sprinter won the 200m race in a record 19.58sec

World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, displayed a fine performance at the Lausanne Samsung Diamond League in Switzerland, on Thursday night, winning the 200m race with a new record of 19.58secThe event which took place at the

Pontaise Olympic Stadium also saw Bolt’s compatriot Yohan Blake break the 100m record at 9.69 seconds, producing the second great sprinting display of the evening.

The Jamaican duo won the gold and silver medals respectively at the just concluded London Olympics.

The Olympic champion, Bolt, gained ground with an effortless bend, before hitting the home straight and opening up a massive lead to win in 19.58 with a following wind of 1.4m/s, striking one-hundredth-of-a-second from the mark he set three years ago.

Behind him, Churandy Martina, this year’s European champion, lowered his Netherlands record substantially from 19.94 to 19.85, with Nickel Ashmeade in his slipstream matching his season’s best of 19.94 for third.

Excited, Bolt spoke to journalists after the race.

“I am very happy with how things turned out here tonight. 19.58 is a very good time and I am more than satisfied. This season has not always been great but I am thrilled with the way it is finishing,” Bolt said.

“I have always enjoyed coming to Lausanne and I love the atmosphere in this stadium. The track is fast so you could see great results in the sprints tonight.

“I am very happy for Yohan Blake too. I knew he was going to push real hard tonight, and 9.69 is a wonderful result.”

Blake’s performance is a clear message that although he may be in the shadow of his fellow Jamaican, he has every intention on pressurising his training partner when the 2013 season begins.

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