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Lightning quick Bolt's Oslo victory

Usain Bolt comfortably won the 200m in Oslo last night, recording the fastest time this year in the process.

Amid torrential rain, the sprinter crossed the line metres ahead of the chasing pack, proving to his doubters that he is still the man to beat. 'I was never out of business,' said the world champion and triple world record holder after crossing the line in a time of 19.86sec. 'I think business was just slow.'

It was Bolt's first 200m race in 13 months, but the Jamaican athlete never looked troubled by a field in which only one athlete - Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure – had run under 20 seconds. After recording an impressive time, the 24-year-old said: 'I'm happy I'm back to being Usain Bolt – it's not perfect but I'm getting there.'

Despite winning his first two 100m races of the season, he'd only recorded the fourth fastest time, leading to intense scrutiny over his efforts. In Oslo, Bolt responded to his doubters, and later said: 'I think people expect too much from me sometimes,' he said. 'I'm only human but I'm working my way up and I'm getting there.'

As Sportscene reported yesterday, Bolt is focused on retaining his 100m and 200m crowns at the World Championships in South Korea in August. But the task may be easier for Bolt than he expected, as his main rival, Tyson Gay, is rumoured to be pulling out of both events due to injury.

'I think Tyson is thinking about his injury. He has a really bad groin problem which has been bothering him and that's why he hasn't been running 200m all season,' Bolt said. 'But for me it's not about one person, if you only focus on one person someone else can come sneaking in.'

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