2 Dec 2008

Bolt says Johnson stung by loss of 200m world record

6:01 pm on 2 December 2008

Jamaica's treble Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt believes his world record-setting triumph in the 200m in Beijing must have stung previous world record-holder Michael Johnson more than the American admitted.

Bolt says he knows Johnson was lying when he said he didn't feel any sense of loss when Bolt sliced two-hundredths of a second off his 12-year-old mark.

Bolt says he's sure Johnson thought his 19.32 would have lasted longer.

Bolt also won the Olympic 100m in a world record of 9.69sec and was part of Jamaica's triumphant, world record-setting 4x100 relay in Beijing.