This Day In Jamaican History

On this day in Jamaican history: Usain Bolt Wins 200M Race In Lausanne

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Usain Bolt  Wins 200m In Lausanne in 2009

Usain Bolt Wins 200m In Lausanne in 2009

On July 7th 2009 Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the 200-meter race at the Athletissima meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a time of 19.59 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in history at the time. The Olympic champion defied the cold weather and wet track to run the 200 meters just 0.01 slower than Tyson Gay ran it in May 2009 in good weather with the wind at his back.

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