Bolt booked for sprint in Shanghai

JAMAICAN triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt will return to China next month for a 100m race in Shanghai, his agent said yesterday.

JAMAICAN triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt will return to China next month for a 100m race in Shanghai, his agent said yesterday.

The September 20 race will be Bolt's first in Asia since his triumphant Beijing Olympics, Ricky Simms said. The 23-year-old is also considering a sprint race on September 25 in Daegu, South Korea. The city will host the next world athletics championships in 2011.

A book deal on Bolt's dramatic rise to become the world's top sprinter is also being finalised, Simms said.

Bolt sprinted to triple gold in the Beijing Olympics with world-record performances in the 100m and 200m and 4x100m relay. He nearly duplicated the showing in Berlin. Bolt lowered his world record in the 100m to 9,58sec and his 200m mark to 19,19sec.

Bolt will complete his European season with races in Zurich and Brussels in the coming days. He will face countryman Asafa Powell over 100m in Zurich on Friday.

On September 4 in Brussels, he is scheduled to meet the US's Tyson Gay over the same distance, Simms said. - Reuters

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