Bolt and Blake cruise again

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Updated: August 24, 2012

Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 200m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Thursday as Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake became the second fastest 100m performer of all time.

Bolt, fresh from his second successive triple gold haul at the Olympics, took victory in 19.58sec, ahead of Dutch runner Churandy Martina and compatriot Nickel Ashmeade.

Earlier, Blake became the second fastest man over 100m when he clocked 9.69sec.

World champion Blake, who was silver medallist behind Bolt at the London Olympics, finished ahead of America’s Tyson Gay in 9.83sec with Nesta Carter of Jamaica in 9.95sec.

Blake, 22, improved his previous personal best of 9.75sec to move into second place on the all-time performers list which he now shares with Gay who has also run 9.69sec.

Only Bolt – with 9.58sec and 9.63sec – has run faster.