BEIJING, China – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the men’s 200 metres race at the World Championship here on Thursday.
Bolt ran a world leading 19.55 seconds after coming off the bend in the lead over United States of America’s Justin Gatlin, who closed the gap somewhat but got tired towards the end as Bolt won going away again.
Gatlin did 19.74 with Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa third in 19.87.
"well done," said Bolt of his world leading performance.
"I am just happy," he added. "I told you guys I will do it. There was no doubt."
Bolt said he went in to win the final and not thinking about any time.
"I knew I was not in for a world record," he continued.
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