Usain Bolt edges out Gatlin by 1/100th of a second at the World Championships
Lightning Bolt strikes thrice at the World championships
Usain Bolt re-affirmed his place as the the fastest man on the planet when he crossed the finish line ahead of rival Justin Gatlin by a margin of 1/100th of a second.
The Jamaican had struggled for form and fitness all season, stumbled his way through the semi-finals and got nowhere close to the times that his rival Justin Gatlin had been posting.
“I came out here, relaxed, no stress and brought it home. My aim is to be number one until I retire and therefore I am pushing myself and pushing myself,” said the 29-year-old after striking his trademark “Lighting Bolt” pose.
“It is all about running the race and getting it done. You can call that race rusty. I could have run faster. This title means a lot to me. It has been a long season with me coming back from injury.” the 29 year old was quoted as saying.
Described his World Championships 100m final victory over Justin Gatlin as the “hardest race” of his career.
“I definitely think this was my hardest race. I’ve been through a lot this season.” Bolt, back at the scene of his first triple Olympic triumph in 2008, called his Munich-based doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, “a lifesaver”.
Gatlin will have an opportunity for revenge when he and Bolt go head to head over 200m, with the final scheduled for next Friday.