World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again; completes sprint double with 200m win
Sprint king Usain Bolt on Friday completed a perfect sprint double over his rival Justin Gatlin at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships.
Beijing: Sprint king Usain Bolt on Friday completed a perfect sprint double over his rival Justin Gatlin by winning the 200 metres at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships.
The 29-year-old Jamaican clocked 19.55secs to beat a strong field. Gatlin managed 19.74 seconds to finish second, ahead of South African Anaso Jobodwana, who created a national record with 19.87 seconds.
Bolt is the world record holder in this distance with that transcending run of 19.19sec. And his run today was the best time for the season.
On Sunday, he defended his 100m title with a 9.79sec run which was 0.01sec faster to Gatlin's effort.
With the win, the back-to-back Olympic champion increased his world titles to 10 over 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay.
Bolt, who celebrated his 29th birthday with the Jamaican team in Beijing last Friday, has already been established as arguably the greatest ever sprinter.