Sunday, 6 August 2017

Usain Bolt Defeated For The First Time In A Decade

The eight-time Olympic champion and 100m and 200m world-record holder finished third in the 100m at the World Championships in London, finishing in a time of 9.95.

At the end of a career in which he has dominated his sport for a decade, Bolt was beaten in his final 100-metre race by an American Justin Gatlin at the 2017 London IAAF World Championships, spoiling what could have been a perfect ending to a storybook career.

Bolt's world records may remain standing, but he would not accomplish his goal of remaining undefeated in the 100m through the end of his career. 

Two-time drug cheat Justin Gatlin who only returned to the pitch on Saturday defeated Bolt in the final, running 9.92sec for the gold.

Gatlin, who won the 2004 Olympic 100m gold medal and the 2005 world title, was suspended for four years in 2006 for doping, the second time in his career he’d been busted for taking drugs.

Gatlin bows down at Bolt's knees after the race

Fellow American Christian Coleman took the silver medal in 9.94sec with Bolt relegated to bronze in 9.95sec following a poor start.

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