Bolt and Blake cruise, Rushida beaten

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Updated: August 31, 2012

Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha suffered a shock defeat at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting on Thursday while Usain Bolt won the 200 in a meeting record time.

Kenyan Rudisha, who set a world record to win gold in London, lost out to Ethiopian teenager Mohammed Aman on a chilly wet evening at Zurich’s Letzigrund.

Double Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake refused to be daunted by the conditions as he ran another fast time to win the 100 in 9.76 seconds, while Olympic 400 metres hurdles champion Felix Sanchez finished fourth on his 35th birthday.

Double Olympic champion Bolt won the 200 in a very respectable 19.66 seconds, again making it look easy as he powered ahead of fellow Jamaicans Nickel Ashmeade and Jason Young.

Former world champion Tyson Gay was disqualified for a false start as Blake, who ran the joint third-fastest time in history in Lausanne last week, won the 100 metres in another impressive time.

His fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter was second in 9.95 and American Ryan Bailey third in 9.97.

Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce easily won women’s 100 metres, beating Carmelita Jeter into second place after losing out to the American silver medallist in Lausanne and Birmingham.

Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross won the women’s 400 metres in 50.21 seconds ahead of Botswana’s Amantle Montsho.