Usain Bolt defeated in his last Solo Race
Usain Bolt, the. Jamaican sprinter competed in his last solo race in a championships before retiring, but was outclassed by Americans Christian Coleman and Justin Gatlin.
35 years old Gatlin was booed by many in the sell-out London crowd when it was announced he had clinched the world championship title.
Bolt started slow and came in at 9.95 – unable to surge past his rivals in the closing seconds as he has done on so many occasions.
Gatlin took the win in 9.92, with Coleman clocking 9.94.
He told the BBC: “The first thing he did was congratulate me and say that I didn’t deserve the boos. He is an inspiration.”
Gatlin was the last man to achieve this feat against Bolt over 100m – by just a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 – and has now beaten his arch rival again after years of attempts.
Bolt still has a chance to get a gold medal in the 4×100 relay race.