Usain Bolt Fails to Win 100m Gold Medal at IAAF World Championships …Justin Gatlin wins
Justin Gatlin spoiled Usain Bolt’s final individual 100-meter race during Saturday’s 2017 IAAF World Championships by beating out the Jamaican sprinter to take the gold medal.
The Jamaican superstar was competing in his last solo race in a championships before retiring, but was edged out by Americans Christian Coleman and Justin Gatlin.Two-time drug cheat Gatlin, 35, was booed by many in the crowd when it was announced he had clinched the title.
The American nabbed the win with a late dip on the line, stunning the fans in London. Christian Coleman took silver, and Bolt had to settle for bronze.
Gatlin’s win did not sit well with the fans, who have given the American plenty of tough nights over the years. Richard Osman shared these comments from commentator Steve Cram, which summed up how the British fans felt:
Bolt never played a significant role in the final, falling behind early after a mediocre start. Coleman appeared to be on his way to the gold, but Gatlin overtook his young compatriot in the final metres, winning thanks to a superior dip on the line.
As expected, plenty of people praised the Jamaican star for his wonderful career after his final 100-meter race, including Juventus football star Paulo Dybala.
For Gatlin, the gold is a form of redemption after two suspensions for doping in the past. He previously took the gold at the 2005 World Championships and won the 200-meter the same year.