Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin 200m: All you want to know about the much-anticipated battle
World's fastest man Usain Bolt is all set for another epic battle against rival Justin Gatlin on Thursday when both sprinters will try to pip each other in the 200m final of World Athletics Championships at Nest's stadium, Beijing.
New Delhi: World's fastest man Usain Bolt is all set for another epic battle against rival Justin Gatlin on Thursday, when both sprinters will try to win the 200m final of World Athletics Championships at Bird's Nest stadium, Beijing.
Here are five things you must know before much-awaited race.
1. When it comes to 200 meters, Bolt and Gatlin competed against each other just once. It was during the Worlds in Helsinki, when the American won the race and young Jamaican finished last.
2. Bolt holds the World record in 200 meters, which he set during the Worlds in Berlin in 2009 by finishing the race in 19.19s.
3. Lightning Bolt has suffered pelvic injury earlier this season, which restricted his training and affecting his form, whereas, on the other hand, the American clocked his fastest in 200m this year only, when he took 19.57s in Eugene to finish the race.
4. During the semi-finals of World Championship in Beijing, two-times doping offender Gatlin clocked the fastest time in 19.87 seconds, as Bolt remained second fastest with 19.95s.
5. The epic 200m battle will take place at 18:25 IST.