Bolt quashes Gatlin's coup attempt in Beijing

(L-R) USA's Justin Gatlin, USA's Tyson Gay, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, USA's Mike Rodgers and USA's Trayvon Bromell compete in the final of the men's 100 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO | WANG ZHAO

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  • Gatlin, the sport's pantomime villain after twice serving doping bans, looked stunned at the finish as Bolt danced and struck a gunslinger's pose and a Bob Marley tune pumped out around the Bird's Nest stadium, where he shook the world at the 2008 Olympics.
  • Behind Bolt and Gatlin, American Trayvon Bromell and Canada's Andre de Grasse shared bronze after recording a time of 9.92 in a final in which four of the nine men had returned from doping suspension, including Americans Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers, along with Jamaican Asafa Powell.
  • Ennis-Hill, who nailed a season's best long jump of 6.43m, gave the young pretender a consoling hug after watching her suddenly crash out of medal contention from second overall.

Usain Bolt brutally ended two-time doping offender Justin Gatlin's attempt to controversially usurp him as the king of sprinting when he blazed to the 100 metres world title on Sunday.


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