Usain Bolt predicted that he wouldn't lose his favorite event at the world championships and, as is usually the case when the Jamaican steps onto a track, he went out and backed up his words.
Bolt faced another showdown with American Justin Gatlin in the 200-meter final in Beijing on Thursday and did not blink as he captured his record 10th world title in a time of 19.55, the fifth fastest 200 ever.
On Sunday, Bolt edged Gatlin in the 100-meter final by just one hundredth of a second. Both cruised to victories in Wednesday's semifinal heats to set up the rematch.
"Justin Gatlin was saying he was ready to go and was going to do something special. And for the 100 I don't mind people talking a lot because it's the 100 meters," Bolt said. "But when it comes to my 200, I take it really personal."
Gatlin came off the curve running step for step with Bolt, but that's when Bolt kicked it into another gear. Down the back stretch, he easily put distance between himself and Gatlin and coastedRead More »from Usain Bolt wins 200 gold at worlds, then gets taken down by cameraman's Segway