Bolt gearing up for 200m final

MOSCOW — After taking a well earned day off yesterday after winning his second IAAF World Championships 100m gold medal on Sunday, double World Record holder Usain Bolt returned to the track today continuing preparation to defend his 200m title on Friday.

Bolt the winner of the events at the two previous Championships in Berlin, Germany in 2009 and Deagu, South, Korea in 2011 is seeking cement his place in history by becoming the first man to win three straight 200m world titles. Currently he is tied with American Calvin Smith who won back-to-back titles in 1983 and 1987 as the only men to repeat as champions.

The Jamaican sprint ace ran a season’s best 9.77 seconds to win the 100m in a steady rain inside the Luzhniki stadium beating American Justin Gatlin.

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