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Gold for Bolt at worlds in 4th best 200 in history; Chicherova beats Vlasic in high jump
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) ' Six days and a slow start later, Usain Bolt finally won gold at the world championships Saturday, running the fourth-fastest 200 meters in history to back up his showmanship with a stunning performance.
Bolt was slowest out of the blocks coming off his disqualification for a false start in the 100 final last Sunday, but drove through the bend and powered to the line in 19.40 seconds, just 0.21 seconds of the world record he set to win his first world title two years ago.
In the high jump, Anna Chicherova of Russia beat two-time defending champion Blanka Vlasic of Croatia.
Sally Pearson won gold in the 100-meter hurdles by running the fastest time since 1992, and Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross led the United States to gold in the 1,600 relay.