Sprint king Bolt has his world title back

Usain BoltSore legs or not, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt was not about to let the IAAF World Championships 100m title slip away again Sunday night at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

A false start at the 2011 World Championships had left Bolt with the only championship blemish to his illustrious career, since his rise to superstardom started at the 2008 Olympic Games.

For two years the man who has everything – fame, World records and Olympic gold medals – had to wait for a chance at redemption.

He pushed his lanky body out of the starting blocks with no miscue this time.

Other runners were faster away, and US sprinter Justin Gatlin still had the lead two-thirds of the way into the race, Bolt would be the one to cross the finish line first.

“It feels great to regain my title,” he said after clocking his fastest time of the year, 9.77, to defeat Gatlin, who finished second in 9.85 with Jamaica’s Nesta Carter third in 9.95.

“I gave it away the last time, so for me to come out here to regain my title. I was very happy and very pleased with myself.”

He was never worried about retaking the World title he first won with what still remains the World record of 9.58 at Berlin 2009. Read more


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