By Gary Smith, World-Track
BERLIN — The IAAF dismissed growing media rumours that an athlete in the final of men’s 100 metres at the World Championships in Berlin tested positive for a banned substance.
"Please note that the IAAF can confirm that it has received the results of anti-doping tests conducted during the Men’s 100m final at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin," the sport governing body said in a release Wednesday.
"All the test results are NEGATIVE. Please note that all the athletes involved in this final have also tested negative in all other tests carried out prior to the 100m Final."
The event was won by Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt, who clocked a stunning 9.58secs world record to improved his own mark of 9.69, set when winning the Olympic title in Beijing, last summer