Usain Bolt Retains 200m Title




After the disqualification tragedy, this ought to cool down Bolt; Usain Bolt has preserved his title of 200 meters at the World Championships in Daegu.

Usain Bolt retains 200m title

Usain Bolt retains 200m title

This would be Bolt’s first gold medal in the World Championships. The Jamaican beat American Walter Dix, who had a timing of 19.70 seconds by a margin to retain his title with a terrific timing of 19.40 seconds. Third place went to Christophe Lemaitre from France who finished with 19.80 seconds. Walter Dix had earlier won a silver in the 100 meters race, finishing behind Yohan Blake; Bolt’s teammate.

Bolt was sure to make a ‘correct’ start, knowing the consequences with what happened to him earlier during the 100 meters race he missed. After the race Bolt commented on his performance saying that though he was slow around the corners and may have let it slip a little at the start, he caught up in the race. He said that if he had run the 100 meters race earlier, he would have surely won. It was an unfortunate day.

“I’ve proved to the world that I’m still the best,” Bolt said. “I made a mistake in the 100m. If I hadn’t I would have won.

Bolt also said “When I watched the hurdles race I saw there was positive wind and that’s a good sign so I decided to just come out there and run as hard as possible”. He said that the third lane was a little more difficult than the others as he prefers to run in the outside lanes however he managed to perform his best and not let the track decide the race. He wanted to run a perfect corner and said that his timing would have been better and so would have been his run if he did however he was still pleased with the results.

Earlier in the tournament, Bolt was disqualified due to a false start in the 100 meters race. Though the rules and regulations clearly mentioned doing so would result in disqualification however after the unfortunate incident, the authorities and the committee are reconsidering amending the clause in the statement.

Though Bolt was upset with the earlier incident he said that he did not let it distract him from this race. He, however, did say that he was nervous for the 200 m race as it is his favorite event and that is why he wants to give out his best.

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