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Lightning strikes in Paris

WINNER: Usain Bolt

FLU-RIDDEN Usain Bolt underlined his class with another stunning 200m display in the Paris leg of the Diamond League.

World record holder Bolt was making only his second 200m appearance of 2011 in Friday's Diamond League event in Paris and took the honours in 20.03 seconds.

The Jamaican made a powerful start and took the bend well ahead of his rivals, who were already losing touch. Charismatic Bolt was winding down as he neared the tape.

The 24-year-old, who defends his world championship titles in South Korea shortly, said: "I'm just working on technique. It's all about execution."

Home favourite Christophe Lemaitre, the European champion, finished second in 20.21 seconds while American Darvis Patton came in third in a time of 20.59 seconds.

Bolt the world 100m and 200m record holder, however, believes he still has some way to go in his career before reaching legend status.

The 24 year-old, is a three-time world and Olympic gold medallist but said he needs to retain his titles, starting at the World Championships next month.

"I think I'm one of the greats, definitely. But [to be] a legend in the sport I think I need to defend my titles. That's my personal goal."

"When you get to the top, some of the time, personally - I've been through this - you get relaxed [and say] 'Oh, I'm the best'," said Bolt.

"You kind of sit back a little bit and then somebody surprises you. You don't want that as an athlete.

"So now I've got a lot of people, especially my coach, who's always on at me saying 'Don't let these guys get back at you' and 'You've got to work extra hard to keep the work up'. I've got good people around me to keep me level-headed."

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