Usain Bolt loses to Justin Gatlin

once, the fastest man of all time is left behind his rivals, as veteran sprinter Justin Gatlin takes gold.


Bolt got a slow start and came in at 9.95 – unable to surge past his rivals in the closing seconds as he has done on so many occasions.

Gatlin26653edb1a9860d4c0c37c98d2e8a101a54b0ce9129aae59dede440b642642c9 4067032 - Usain Bolt loses to Justin Gatlin took the win in 9.92, with Coleman clocking 9.94.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said the sprinter – who admitted his race had been “very poor”.

New world champion Gatlin, who served a doping ban between 2006 and 2010, was embraced by Bolt after he crossed the line.

He told the BBC: “The first thing he did was congratulate me and say that I didn’t deserve the boos. He is an inspiration.”

Gatlin was the last man to have beaten Bolt over 100m – by just a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013.

Despondent Bolt fans still have a chance to see their hero take gold however – the 30-year-old is part of the 4x100m team.

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