Jamaica's Usain Bolt Won Gold - Again!

by Wellesley

Usain Bolt Wins Gold At World Championship 2015

Usain Bolt Wins Gold At World Championship 2015

Yessssss! Our very own Usain Bolt defied the odds today to re-write his name in the record books, and perhaps equally important, save the sport of Athletics. Here is the report from CNN:

(CNN) Usain Bolt overcame the doubters and the form book to beat controversial rival Justin Gatlin to 100m gold at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing Sunday.

The imperious Jamaican, who has struggled with injury all season, surged home in 9.79 seconds edging Gatlin, the fastest man in the world this year, into silver medal position just one hundredth of a second back.

Bronze was shared between youngsters Andre De Grasse and Trayvon Bromell who finished with an identical time of 9.92 seconds.

"This means a lot because I've been struggling all season," Bolt told BBC Sport immediately after the race. "It's taken me a while to work things out. It's been up and down but it's okay now."

Although Bolt's winning 9.79 was a season's best it was down on the 9.77 clocked by Gatlin in the semifinals earlier in the day.

The American was neck and neck with Bolt after 80m but seemed to loose his balance as he approached the finish line leaving Bolt to savor yet another big-stage victory.

Battle for the soul of athletics

It was a fittingly dramatic end to one of the most talked about 100m events in years.

The final had been billed, somewhat melodramatically, as the battle for the soul of athletics. While double Olympic 100 meter champion and "fastest man ever" Bolt has never failed a drugs test, Gatlin has twice been banned for substance misuse.

The new head of the IAAF, Seb Coe, even went as far to say that he felt "queasy" at the prospect of Gatlin, himself a former world record holder and Olympic gold medalist in Athens 2004, defeating the iconic "Lightning Bolt."

Coe's concerns were not eased by recent allegations of mass doping within athletics or the fact that three other men in the Sunday's final -- Mike Rodgers, Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell, who finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively -- have also served drug bans.

Speaking about the pre-race hype and concerns surrounding doping, Bolt said: "for me I understand why (there was a focus on drug taking) but I wanted to do it for myself also."

Returning from the poor form and the pelvic injury that has hampered this year to win "was a big deal," he added. CNN

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Aug 24, 2015
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Usain and the other Jamaican boys and girls are unique. Special people from a special island.

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