Usain Bolt is being called the savior of athletics as the Jamaican was able to return from an injury and beat pre-tournament favorite and two time doping cheat, Justin Gatlin in the 100 meter dash at the world championships in Beijing.
An emotional Bolt who insisted he was never under any pressure to win for the sport called the race the hardest one of his life as he had to battle back from an injury just to be at the championships to defend the crown he won at the previous world championships. “Coming back from injury I’ve had a lot of doubters, it’s been tough,” Bolt said after the race. “For me to come to the championships and defend my title is a good feeling. “I definitely think this was my hardest race. I’ve been through a lot this season.” He added.
When you think about the year Usain Bolt has had you can’t help but call the sprinter a miracle man. In the final, Usain Bolt was tripped at the line but still managed to run the hundred meters in 9.79 seconds and steal the victory from Gatlin at the line to win his ninth world title.
Justin Gatlin congratulated Usain Bolt but told reporters he lost the race. “Anyone who goes to the line to go against Usain has to be ready to go to work. In those five metres I let things get away from me. It cost me the race. I leaned a little too far forward, and I got a little off balance.” All in all, it was a good race . The Bronze medal was shared by Trayvon Bromell of The United States of America and Canada’s Andre de Grasse who bote breated the tape at 9.92 seconds.