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Usain Bolt Jamaican sprinter beats Justin Gatlin again in 200m final

Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to win the 200m final at the World Athletes Championship in Beijing

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  play Usain Bolt beat Gatlin to 200m gold (AFP/Getty Images)
  play Usain Bolt beat Gatlin to 200m gold (Reuters)

Thoughts filtered in that Justin Gatlin might be be able to beat Usain Bolt in the final of the 100m and 200m at the World Athletics Championship in Biejing.

On both occasions however Bolt thumped the American to claim gold in both the events.

Nearly at the finish line and certainly confident that he has already won the race, Bolt jogged the remainder of the race beating his chest with his clenched fists.

The Jamaican raced to 200m victory in 19.55sec, the fastest time in the world this season.

That was his quickest time since he won gold at the 2012 London  Olympics.

Bolt and Gatlin were level with 80m to go but the champ in his usual manner, accelerated to comfortably win the race.

Gatlin came second in 19.74seconds while South African Anaso Jobodwana was third in 19.87sec, setting a country record in the process.

  play Usain Bolt was toppled to the ground by a camera man after his victory (BBC)

 

This was  Bolt's fourth consecutive World 200m crown and his 10th World Championships gold medal.

There was however drama at the end as the newly crowned double champion was he was tripped up by a cameraman on a Segway.

The cameraman came from behind sending the 6ft plus athlete to the ground.

"He tried to kill me!" Bolt said after the incident.

"I don’t know what he was going on. It was like: 'You are winning too much – take him out!’

"As you know, it means a lot to me,: Bolt told BBC.

"This is a big deal. I am happy to be a 10-time gold medallist. I just can’t explain. Hard work and dedication to the sport.

"Especially this season where a lot of people have been doubting me, saying that I would lose.

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