Athletics: Bolt breaks Lausanne 200m record

Triple Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt set a new meeting record in Lausanne with a stunning run over 200 meters of 19.59 seconds despite appalling weather conditions. In the pouring rain the Jamaican sprinter clocked just one hundredth of a second outside of the fastest time of the year set by American Tyson Gay, in his first and only European 200 meters apearance before next month’s World Championships in Berlin. In typical style Bolt left the field trailing in his wake as he ran a time that suggested in better conditions, he may be on form to threaten his own world record of 19.30 set at the Beijing Olympics