Usain Bolt achieved a double sprint win this week at the Athletics World Championships, in Bejing. Described as the fastest man on earth the extremely talented athlete was tested on the track by Justin Gatlin in both the one hundred and two hundred meters sprint.
Usain Bolt, was forced to up his game by Justin Gatlin earlier this week who finished just one hundredth of a second behind him in the one hundred metres. Then in the two hundred metres, Bolt was again challenged but managed to secure a larger gap with a flying start ahead of Gatlin.
Bolt finished the race in 19.55 seconds, the fastest recorded time this year. Gatlin was 0.19 seconds behind and finished with a time of 19.74. As he crossed the finishing line Usain Bolt even had time to fist punch the air in celebration of the Gold, before the toughest competition followed him to take up the silver position on the podium.
Bolt spoke of the challenges that have faced him, during the World Championships in Beijing and his abilities to override them. The unarguably talented athlete had every right to appear big headed as he was interviewed after the race:
“It was a pleasure to come here and to dominate again and show the world I’m the best, It means a lot to me, 200 metres is my favourite event, so I’m continuing adding to my greatness and I’ll continue adding to it next season as well. I feel really good, but I just came out here to win and prove to the world that I’m the greatest and that’s what I did.”
Bolt, was then almost humbling, as he went on to say:
“Gatlin is definitely a good competitor. He really pushed me this season to really step my game up and to be at my best. I’m never worried when I come to a championship, because I know I’ll always be at my best and always do my greatest.”
Usain Bolt is already a legend in his field and as long as he continues to be at his best, no matter what the outcome of the race, he will always be great.
Author Lisa Wood
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