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Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final

August 05
10:00:22 2017
After a long reign as the world's most fastest man, Usain Bolt has been beaten by Justin Gatlin of USA
Despite the thirty thousand and more crowd chanting, "Usain Bolt! Usain Bolt!" and the expert assertion that Bolt is favourite to secure his 20th global gold, Gatlin went ahead to win the gold medal leaving Bolt to contest the Silver with Christian Coleman of USA. Coleman, to the surprise of the crowd, took the Silver leaving Bolt with bronze

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. The 35-year-old Gatlin, twice banned for doping, came through almost unnoticed in lane seven in 9.92 seconds, with Coleman's 9.94 holding off the greatest sprinter of all time.

Bolt's remark at the end of the race was "He [Gatlin] is a great competitor. You have to be at your best against him. I really appreciate competing against him and he is a good person."
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