Berlin, Germany – Ultimately it was no contest. Usain Bolt of Jamaica cast aside the clowning for 9.58sec*, the World record time it took to win the World title at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, beating Tyson Gay of the USA and an Asafa Powell, also of Jamaica, who took the bronze medal as he had done two years ago in Osaka.

Defending champion Gay had actually said prior to the race that if he was with Bolt at 30 metres, “you got a race”. It was both wishful thinking, and in its way, an admission of defeat. Bolt just blasted out of his blocks and was gone. The lead built with every stride, and so, commensurately did Gay’s advantage over Powell. The American ran 9.71sec, for a national record, and Powell finished with a season’s best 9.84sec…….Read More

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