By Mike Rowbottom

Usain Bolt Christophe Lemaitre 270213February 26 - Usain Bolt will compete in Paris over 200 metres against home sprinter Christophe Lemaitre in the 2013 edition of the Meeting Areva, the ninth leg of this year's Samsung Diamond League.

The Jamaican world and Olympic champion has confirmed that he will race against the European 100m gold medallist on July 6 at the Stade de France track, venue of the 2003 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

It will be the fourth time Bolt has run in the French capital.

He competed at the Meeting Areva in 2009 and 2010, over 100m, then in 2011 over 200m, when he narrowly defeated Lemaitre.

lemaitreboltparis2010100Usain Bolt (right) defeats Christophe Lemaitre over 100m at the 2010 Samsung Diamond League meeting in Paris; this year they meet there over 200m

The organisers of the Meeting Areva have also confirmed the participation of France's Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Lavillenie has enjoyed four consecutive victories at the event, winning in each of the last four years.

The London 2012 Olympic and European champion's best performance was in 2010, when he cleared 5.91 metres.

This year, he again has in his sights the meeting record, which is held jointly by Ukraine's Sergey Bubka and USA's Jeff Hartwig at 6.00m.

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