Bolt wins gold medal in men’s 200 meters

Bolt keeps his title in men’s 200 meters with 19.55 seconds

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Men's 200 meters

Usain Bolt kept his title as the World Champion in men’s 200 meters finals at IAAF’s World Championship in China with a time of 19.55 seconds. He was followed by his main competitor, American sprinter Justin Gatlin who came in second place with time of 19.74 seconds, and South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana clinched third place with the time of 19.87 seconds.

Usain Bolt lead the race after the first turn and widened the gap between him and his opponents. Bolt’s performance did not upset his fans and proved to his opponents that he is still the best in the world.

In women’s 400 meters finals American athlete Allyson Felix won the gold medal with 49.26 seconds, she was followed by Bahamian athlete Shaunae Miller with 49.67 seconds and third place winner came from another Caribbean nation, Jamaica, Shericka Jackson with the time of 49.99. Women’s 400 meters world record was set in 1985 and was not broken in this championship.

However, in men’s triple jump, American athlete Christian Taylor was shy of breaking the world record by 0.8 cm. Taylor had a jump of 18.21 meters, winning the gold metal. Cuban athlete Pedro P. Pichardo won the silver medal with a 17.73 meters jump. Portugal’s Nelson Evora came in third with 17.52 meters jump.

Women’s Hammer throw had witnessed history in the making today, by Polish athlete Anita Wlodarczyk, with the distance of 80.85 meters in 4th attempt. Chinese athlete Wenxiu Zhang won the silver medal by achieving 76.33 meters throw in her 4th attempt.  French athlete Alexandra Tavernier won the bronze medal by achieving 74.02 meters throw in her first of six attempts.