Usain Bolt wins World Athletics Championships 100m title
Sports Page—Tuesday 13th August 2013–Olympic champion Usain Bolt regained his 100m world title and won a fourth individual World Championships gold in 9.77 seconds in Moscow.
The six-time Olympic champion overtook Justin Gatlin in the final stages of the race in Russia, forcing the American to settle for silver in 9.85 seconds.
Nesta Carter claimed bronze in 9.95 seconds, while Britain’s James Dasaolu was eighth with 10.21 seconds.
It was another massive victory for the sport’s brightest star, who got the eighth-fastest time of his career, despite heavy rain.
Meanwhile, Jamaica continued to exert its world sprinting domination with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce streaking to victory in the women’s 100 metres final at the Moscow world championships.
Just 24 hours after compatriot Usain Bolt won the men’s final, Fraser-Pryce produced a blistering performance to win gold by a massive two metres in a world-leading 10.71.
Fraser-Pryce already has two Olympic golds this century and now she has two of the same colour from the world championships, having also won in Berlin four years ago.
Her victory was never in doubt after establishing a clear lead by the 50-metre mark and none of her rivals were able to make any impression on the diminutive Jamaican in the second half of the race.
“I had my obstacles – I was starting to feel pain under my left butt cheek,” Fraser-Pryce said.
Her victory is a massive boost for a Jamaican team hit by doping bans to sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown and Asafa Powell.
“I am surrounded by great people, I came here and did my best and actually won,” she said.
“It was really hurting but I knew what I worked for.”
Murielle Ahoure of Cote d’Ivoire was a distant second in 10.93 becoming the first African to win a world sprint medal. She edged out American defending champion Carmelita Jeter, who was third in 10.94.