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World Championship: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final


Jamaican sprinter and currently the fastest human in the world lost his career final 100m to Justin Gatlin of USA and left with a bronze in his last ever individual 100m race.

The fastest man in the world with the record time of 9.58 seconds lost his final 100m race to Justin Gatlin of USA. Bolt was left only with bronze in his final 100m race as young gun Christian Coleman secure Silver for USA. American veteran stunned everyone by finishing in just 9.92 sec, with Coleman 9.94 and Bolt 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-meter race by an American almost five years his senior: Justin Gatlin.


This is not the first time Bolt lost 100m race, In 2012 he lost out to his Jamaican team-mate Yohan Blake at Jamaica’s Olympic trials. But as it’s trial and Jamaica inner sports so it does not effect his unbeaten record at International events.

These two has long history but every time Bolt ended as victorious. It was supposed to be Gatlin’s year in 2015, when the American went to the World Championships in Beijing on the back of a 28-race unbeaten run. But  Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in 9.79 at the 2015 Athletics World Championships Beijing.

Bolt had another poor start, with his reaction time of 0.183 seconds the slowest in the field and 0.05 down on Gatlin. With Coleman out fastest, he was always chasing, yet while we have grown used to seeing him first close down the more explosive starters and then pull away from them, this time the old magic was not there when he called upon it.

Bolt, 30, had never previously lost a World Championships 100m final he had started, with the one blemish on his record being his false start in Daegu in 2011.

“My start is killing me,” Bolt said. “Normally it gets better during the rounds, but it didn’t come together.”

Gatlin, on the other hand, was emotionless as loud jeers welcomed him.

“It’s just so surreal right now,” Gatlin said. “Usain has accomplished so much in our sport and inspired others.”



An eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, although he subsequently lost one of the gold medals (as well as the world record set therein) nine years after the fact due to teammate Nesta Carter’s disqualification for doping offences. He gained worldwide popularity for his double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in world record times. Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016), a feat referred to as the “triple double.”

An eleven-time World Champion, he won consecutive World Championship 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 meters relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100 m false start in 2011. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships and was the first athlete to win three titles in both the 100 m and 200 m at the competition.