Usain Bolt defended his world 200 metres title after the Jamaican ran away with the event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, on Saturday.

Bolt, always the favourite to win the event – clocked a world leading 19.42 seconds – which is the fourth fastest of all-time behind his own world record of 19.19secs.

American Walter Dix was second in 19.70, while France’s Christophe Lemaitre ran a big-time national record and personal best of 19.80 for the bronze medal.

Norway’s Jaysuma Saidy Ndure also went below 20-seconds – running 19.95 for fourth.

In other finals on Saturday, Australia’s Sally Pearson dominated the women’s 100m hurdles to win in a championships record of 12.28. Americans Danielle Carruthers and Dawn Harper (12.47) both ran personal bests for the other medals.

United States won the women’s 4x400m relay in a world-leading 3:18.09, with Jamaica setting a national record of 3:18.71 for second and Russia third in 3:19.36.

Anna Chicherova of beat Croatia’s Blanka Vlašic to the gold medal in the women’s High Jump – both clearing 2.09m, while Matthias de Zordo of Germany throw 86.27m to beat favourite Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway in the men’s Javelin Throw.

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