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Bolt defends 200m title

Usain Bolt has won the world championships 200m gold in 19.40 seconds - the fourth-fastest 200 meters in history - after his famous disqualification in the 100m last week.

The Jamaican runner, who was disqualified for a false start in the 100m last week, was the slowest out of the blocks before running the 200 metres at 0.21 seconds slower than the record he set two years ago.

But 19.40 seconds was fast enough to secure gold, Walter Dix from USA took silver in 19.70 seconds and Christophe Lemaitre from France took bronze in 19.80 seconds.

In a statement after his victory Bolt commented: “I made a mistake but I came back to show the world that I’m still the best,”

“I’m not a legend yet. I’m on my way, but I’ve got to go to London and blow people’s minds, to go to the Olympics and do something extraordinary.”


Bolt could add another gold on Sunday evening when he participates in the 4x100m relay.

The 13th World Championships Athletics being held in Daegu, South Korea. Daegu previously hosted the 2003 Summer Universiade and three matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

This is the first time the IAAF World Championships in Athletics has been staged in mainland Asia, although it has taken place twice in Japan.

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World Tourism Sport Congress

For the first time this year, alongside the climax of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the World Sport Tourism Congress will take place on the luxury cruise ship – the P&O Pacific Dawn – and will comprise of four days of inspirational panel debates, leading-edge presentations and priceless networking opportunities, all conducted whilst cruising in style around New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands.

The fully-inclusive cruise package departs from Queen’s Wharf, Auckland on October 10th, returning on October 14th in time for the Rugby World Cup Semi Finals.

Themed “Sharing the Sport and Tourism Boom”, WSTC presents an opportunity for network and engage with industry’s elite, gain invaluable insights from the world’s leading experts and meet face-to-face with the key Sport Tourism buyers as deals are brokered for future sporting events.

Confirmed speakers include: Jeanine Pires (Minster Special Advisor, Rio 2016 Olympics & former President, Embratur), Geoffrey Lipman (Advisor to Secretary General UNWTO), Campbell Jamieson (Commercial Director, International Cricket Council) and Darren Mee (COO, TUI Travel PLC, Specialist & Activity Sector).

The delegate rate of £950 will include access to all sessions on the WSTC programme, four nights accommodation on board the P&O Pacific Dawn, as well as exclusive VIP receptions and gala dinners, as the ship cruises around New Zealand’s North Island.