Usain Declares Fitness with 19.89 in London


Usain Bolt Announced to the world that he’s fit and ready to take on the best at the Rio Olympics with a comfortable 19.89 seconds to win in the 200-metres at the London anniversary games today.

Compatriot Nickel Ashmead finished 8th.

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Meanwhile, American Kendra Harrison earned some consolation for the heartache of missing out on the Rio Olympics.

Harrison broke a 28-year-old world record by winning the 100-metres hurdles in 12.20 seconds.

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Jamaica’s Stephenie-Ann McPherson finished second in the women’s 400-metres.

The event went to Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas.

The meet continues tomorrow with The Quartet of Christania Williams, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Simone Facey and Remona Burchell in the Women’s 100-metres.

O’Dayne Richards will contest the men’s Shot Put, while Chanice Porter Competes in the Women’s Long Jump.


Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.