OSTRAVA. — Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt overcame rain-soaked, chilly conditions to streak to his new season best in winning his favoured 200 metres at Tuesday night’s Golden Spike meet.

In the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, the 28-year-old world and Olympic champion – who also holds the world 100 and 200m records, clocked 20.13 seconds, almost a second behind his world record of 19.19sec set back in 2009.

In his only previous appearance over 200m this season, and following a string of injuries that plagued him in 2014, Bolt timed 20.20sec on home soil in Kingston, Jamaica, in April. It is the first time since 2007 that Bolt has run two back-to-back 200m slower than 20sec. — AFP.