Hmmmm! Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt landed a shock defeat in his last major championship appearance US’s Justin Gatlin who claimed the 100 metres World Championship title in London.
The American who was booed throughout the race tonight due his previous doping bans won his second world 100m title, 12 years after his first to ruin eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s final individual race.
Bolt, who retires after next week’s 4x100m relay, could only come third behind American Gatlin, who clocked 9.92 seconds, and Christian Coleman (9.94).
Bolt crossed the line in 9.95. seconds to console himself with the Bronze medal.
It was the first time the 30-year-old had been beaten for four years and the first time he had ever been beaten in the semi-finals of a major championship.
It wasn’t the kind of end to a career the world expected as American athlete, Justin Gatlin gatecrashed Usain Bolt’s finale to claim the 100m world championship title. At the end of the race, Gatlin bowed down to Bolt.
Gatlin won a highly-charged race in 9.92 seconds as Bolt could only come third behind Christian Coleman.
With this sad defeat, Usain Bolt the great Jamaican will retire after the IAAF World Championships in London, bringing the curtain down on an incomparable career.