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Usain Bolt ready for sub-20 200m in Oslo

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Usain Bolt feels he is in fine form for the 200m at Thursday’s Diamond League event in Oslo.

Bolt was beaten over 100m last week in Rome by Justin Gatlin and has been struggling with a hamstring injury recently.

The fastest time ran over 200m this year is exactly 20 seconds by Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade, but Bolt is confident he can run under that time.

The six time Olympic champion told BBC Sport: "I'm in shape to run under 20 seconds. I'm feeling wonderful. If I execute right, I'll get a fast time."

After his defeat in Rome, the 26-year-old said he was struggling to stay motivated after a historic year in 2012, which saw him retain his three Olympic titles.

Bolt will also be looking to retain his 200m and regain his 100m World Championship title in Moscow later this year after winning over the shorter distance in 2009 but being disqualified due to a false start in 2011.

Bolt will be the strong favourite in Oslo as he faces a field with only three other competitors who have run under 20 seconds in their careers.

Churandy Martina, the European 200m champion, is likely to be Bolt’s biggest test while Curtis Mitchell and Jaysuma Saidy Ndure may also challenge.


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