Bolt beats Gatlin to win 100m gold

BY: Graphic.com.gh

Usain Bolt ran a season's best 9.79 seconds to beat American challenger, Justin Gatlin in the 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Sunday.

The Jamaican who won the title for a third time, beat favourite Gatlin in what has been described variously as a race for the soul of athletics.


Gatlin, a twice-convicted drug cheat, had been the favourite to upset the fastest human ever courtesy his impressive speed all season.

However, when it mattered most, it was Bolt who proved the most reliable.

Results of the 100m Men race

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  1. Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.79 secs.
    Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.80.
    Andre De Grasse (Can) & Trayvon Bromell (USA) 9.92.
    Mike Rodgers (USA) 9.94.
    Tyson Gay (USA) 10.00.
    Asafa Powell (Jam) 10.00.
    8 Jimmy Vicaut (Fra) 10.00.
    Bingtian Su (Chn) 10.60.