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Bolt eases to sprint double

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  • Sprinter wins 100 meters and 200 meters at Jamaican Championships
  • Win secures Bolt a place in World Championships in Berlin next month
  • Veronica Campbell-Brown claims victory in women's 200 meters
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(CNN) -- The 100m world record holder Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters at the Jamaican Championships in Kingston, to complete a sprint double over the weekend.

Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 200 meters final at the Jamaican Championships in Kingston

Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 200 meters final at the Jamaican Championships in Kingston

The 22-year-old clocked a time of 20.25 seconds ahead of runner-up Steve Mullings (20.40) and Marvin Anderson (20.63) in third place to add to his earlier victory in the 100m.

Double Olympic gold medallist Bolt made a blistering start to the race but eased up as soon as he had established a comfortable lead and finished nearly a full second shy of the world record 19.30 set at the final of the Beijing Games in 2008.

The win ensures Bolt qualifies for the World Championships which take place in Berlin next month and admitted he was satisfied with his performance.

"There were a lot of fast guys behind me so I ran the corner pretty hard and then I came off and saw where I was and shut it down," Bolt told the IAAF - the world governing body for athletics - on their official Web site.

"I was a little bit tired because I am not really in the best shape but I'm okay," he added.

In the women's 200m, Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown claimed victory with a time of 22.40 seconds.

Shelly-Ann Fraser, the Olympic 100m champion, finished second, running an impressive 22.58 while Simone Facey was third after she clocked 22.96.

Campbell-Brown said: "I'm not 100 percent over the toe injury but it is good enough, I can get the training done. I am confident that I will get in shape before Berlin."

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