7 Aug 2010

Surprise defeat for Bolt

9:48 am on 7 August 2010

Jamaica's world record holder Usain Bolt has lost his first 100 metres final in over two years.

Bolt was beaten into second place by the American sprinter Tyson Gay at a Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.

Gay's first victory over Bolt took 9.84 seconds, Bolt finishing in 9.97.

Bolt, who has been troubled by an Achilles injury, has said he is treating this year as an "off year."

Organisers had hoped for a repeat of last year's world championship final only for ex-world record holder Asafa Powell to pull out earlier this week with a back injury.