Bolt reclaims world title in 100 meters

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Once Usain Bolt got out of the starting blocks, no one was going to beat him at the world championships.

Two years ago at the worlds tourney, the Jamaican false started in the 100-meter final and was disqualified. His countryman and training partner, Yohan Blake, took advantage to claim gold in Daegu, South Korea.

There was no false start for Bolt on Sunday 11th August 2013 in rainy Moscow and he captured his second world title in the 100 meters.

His time of 9.77 seconds was well off his world record of 9.58 seconds but still good enough to comfortably beat American Justin Gatlin and Jamaican Nesta Carter.

Bolt now owns six world championship gold medals to go along with six gold medals at the Olympics.Usain Bolt

“I am happy but I wanted to do better,” Bolt said. “My legs were sore after the semifinals.”

Perhaps mindful of what happened in South Korea, Bolt’s start was cautious and Gatlin led him early. But after getting fully into his stride, Bolt, despite not feeling at his best, eased past Gatlin and coasted home.

Gatlin finished in 9.85 seconds and Carter in 9.95.

Bolt last year called himself a “living legend” and the result in Moscow on 11th August 2013 won’t diminish his confidence.

With sprinters thus under scrutiny, Bolt spoke up in July when others tested positive to drugs and said: “I know I am clean.”

Without two fastest times owner in the 100 meters this year,Gay prior to Moscow and the injured Blake, Bolt’s task was made easier in Russia.

Bolt took center stage but he wasn’t the only standout to win another world title on Sunday, 11th August 2013, Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba also collected her third in the 10,000 meters, an event she’s won twice at the Olympics.

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