MOSCOW, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — World record holder Usain Bolt completed his 200m world title hat-trick as he took an easy win with a world leading of 19.66 seconds at the 2013 IAAF World Championships here on Saturday.
Bolt led the other sprinters at the curve and pulled away after entering the home stretch. The lead was so overwhelming for the Jamaican that he even did not need to dash to his fastest in the last 10 meters.
Bolt bettered his own world leading time of 19.73 set in Paris early last month, although his winning time of 19.66 was well shy of his 19.19s world record set at the Berlin World Championships four years ago.
Bolt’s compatriot Warren Weir clocked a personal best of 19.79 to land the silver, while USA’s Curtis Mitchell, who improved his PB to 19.97 in qualifying, notched the bronze in 20.04.