Usain Bolt has added the 200m gold to the 100m he won on Sunday in the World Championships held in the Bird’s Nest in Beijing and it was rival Justin Gatlin who once again was left in the Jamaicans wake as he again claimed Silver.
Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and quickly opened up an unassailable lead and held a considerable lead after 100m before coming away down the straight and jabbing his thumbs at his chest as he crossed the line.
His time of 19.55 seconds was the fastest recorded in the world this year, his speed simply blew away American Gatlin, whose 19.74 was outside his season’s best.
Jamaican Bolt, who still has to compete in the 4x100m relay, said:
“I’m happy to be a 10-time World Championships gold medallist, especially when people have been saying I would lose. I had the utmost confidence. As long as my coach is confident, I’m super confident”.
South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana set a national record of 19.87, with Panama’s Alonso Edwards three thousands of a second behind in fourth. Britain’s talented 20-year-old Zharnel Hughes, who trains with Bolt in Jamaica, ran a personal best of 20.02 for fifth in his first major final.
The night was all about Bolt his 10th world gold just another amazing number in a career without compare, but the drama didn’t end there as Bolt was unceremoniously upended during his lap of honour by a camera operator on a Segway! Watch the dramatic footage below!