World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in his last major 100m final


Usain Bolt was beaten in his last major championship appearance, with Justin Gatlin taking World Championship gold in 9.92 seconds.

The 30-year-old Jamaican had been given a scare ahead of his last ever major championship appearance in an individual event, with American Christian Coleman beating him into second place in the semi-finals.

And Bolt was unable to raise his level for the final, finishing third as 35-year-old Gatlin produced a season’s best to claim victory in London.

The result is likely to be a remarkable final victory for Gatlin, who has played second-fiddle to Bolt for much of his career.

The 2004 Olympic Champion has twice been banned from the sport for doping offences, once in 2001 and again in 2006, but has long protested his innocence.

Bolt will now be hoping that the 4x100m relay will give him a chance to bow out with a gold medal around his neck.


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