New Delhi: World's fastest sprinter, Usain Bolt once again proved on Sunday that when it comes to his pet event – 100 meters – there is still no who can dare to beat him.
In a much-anticipated race at World Athletic Championships in Beijing, against all odds, lightning Bolt pipped his in-form rival Justin Gatlin of USA to win in 9.79 seconds.
Here are five interesting facts about the nerve-wrecking race.
1) As Gatlin finished the race in 9.80 seconds, the margin of victory was 0.01s, which is Bolt's narrowest margin of victory in any of the coveted championships.
2) Interestingly, four out of the nine men participated in the showdown returned to track after dope suspensions.
3) Gatlin had won straight 27 (100 and 200 m) races before participating in the event, but Bolt was an absentee in all those events.
4) This is the third time the Jamaican has made the world championship tile his own. Earlier he won the race in 2013 and 2009, which took place in Moscow and Berlin.
5) The timing of 9.79 seconds is the slowest time in the world championship finals.