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Usain Bolt Beats Justin Gatlin To Win World Championship, 100m Title



Usain Bolt this afternoon won his third World Championship 100 metres gold medal in a time of 9.79 at the ongoing World Athletics Championship holding in Beijing, China.

The 29-year-old Jamaican sprinter locked up the gold medal in 9.79 seconds, on the track where he first became Olympic champion seven years ago.

American Justin Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist who has run the fastest 100 in the world this year, dipped too early at the finish and trailed Bolt by a hundredth of a second for silver.

Andre De Grasse of Canada and Trayvon Bromell of the U.S., both college undergraduates (De Grasse at Southern California, Bromell at Baylor), tied at 9.92 seconds for bronze.

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