Usain Bolt wins 100m Sprint!
Usain Bolt rode to the rescue of his beleaguered sport in the toughest race of his career as he dashed Justin Gatlin’s hopes of 100m gold at the World Championships in Beijing.
The Jamaican lived up to his billing as the savior of athletics as he held off the challenge of the two-time drug cheat to win in 9.79 seconds at the Bird’s Nest Stadium.
Gatlin stumbled across the line 0.01secs behind as the crisis-hit sport breathed a huge sigh of relief.
There was more positive news for the future of sprinting, with the American’s team-mate Trayvon Bromell and Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who are both just 20, sharing bronze in 9.92s.
A win for the 33-year-old, especially over six-time Olympic champion Bolt. Soon, the reggae was blaring through the public address system at the Bird's Nest and Bolt was performing his signature Lightning Bolt move.