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IAAF: America’s Justin Gatlin Dethrones Usain Bolt To Emerge World Champion

Justlin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin, American sprinter and former Olympic and world champion, has dethroned Usain Bolt to become the new 100m world champion.

Posting a winning time of 9.92 secs the American became the new world champion in Saturday’s final at the ongoing IAAF World Championships in London.

The 35-year old sprinter last achieved the feat in 2005.

Another American Christian Coleman came second in a time of 9.94secs while Bolt finished in third place with 9.95secs.

Despite finishing third, Usain Bolt got more applause from the crowd, as the Jamaican bids goodbye to athletics, a sport that brought him so much fame. The 30-year-old was the fans favourite in Saturday’s race.

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