Usain Bolt, Kirani James Win in Paris


Above: Usain Bolt in Paris

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Usain Bolt and Kirani James reminded the crowd in Paris this weekend why they’re the best in the world at their craft.

Bolt set a meet record at the Paris Diamond League this weekend with a 19.73 in the men’s 200M, finishing ahead of countryman Warren Weir, who finished in 1992.

Bolt’s time was the fastest this year in the 200M, one one-hundredth of a second ahead of Tyson Gay’s 19.74.

Grenada’s James followed up a second-place finish in Oregon with a world-leading 43.96, finishing ahead of Lashawn Merritt despite the latter’s season-bset 44.09 time.

James’ last race was a victory at the Golden Spike Meet in the Czech Republic at the end of June.

On the women’s side, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 100M, finishing in a season-best 10.92 seconds.