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Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

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Bolt’s London victory at 200m overshadowed by Harrison’s eclipse of 1988 world 100m hurdles record

Bolt’s London victory at 200m overshadowed by Harrison’s eclipse of 1988 world 100m hurdles record

Usain Bolt put his recent hamstring problems behind him as he recorded 19.89sec to win over 200 metres in his last race before Rio 2016 at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League meeting in London – but even Bolt had to give best on the night to the performance of US 100m hurdler Kendra Harrison, who lowered one of the longest standing world records, the 1988 mark of 12.21 set by Bulgaria’s Yordanka Donkova, with a time of 12.20.