BEIJING: In a tough competition, where Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin had gone head to head, Bolt amid huge cheers has knocked out Gatlin with a huge margin of 19.55 to win the gold in the World Athletics Championship 2015 in men’s 200m final at 13.55 BST on Thursday.
The ‘Lightning Bolt’ in the yellow and green corner of Jamaica now boasts of 10 world golds, six Olympic titles, world record holder and this has certainly made him the most celebrated man in his sport.
On the other hand, in the red corner of USA, Justin Gatlin who is the winner of the sprint double at the Olympics of 2004 and Worlds in 2005, twice banned for doping, fastest man in the world over 200m this year by two-tenths of a second could not succeed in his hunt for winning this championship.
The two runners have at several times raced against each other for 100m; however, Gatlin could only manage once to bag the top position that was in the Diamond League meet in Rome in 2013.
Bolt and Gatlin have just raced once against each other in 200m and that was a decade ago at the Worlds in Helsinki. With this, it we can definitely say that this was surely not just a another game but a new frontier altogether. Isn’t it?