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Athletics Update – Bolt wins in Moscow

12th August 2013
Posted by Chris Tiernan


Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won another 100m World Championship title during the World Championship Finals in Moscow, Russia.

Bolt, aged 26 and regarded world-wide as the fastest man on earth beat fellow competitors Justin Gatlin (USA) in second, Nesta Carter (Jamaica) in third place, Kemar Bailey-Cole (Jamaica) coming fourth, Nickel Ashmeade (Jamaica) whom came fifth, Mike Rodgers (USA) in sixth, Christophe Lemaitre (France) seventh and James Dasaolu of Great Britain whom finished last.

Bolt whom continued his stunning pace finished in a time of 9.77 seconds in the Luzhniki Stadium by 0.08 of a second and replicated his awe inspiring run just weeks beforehand in the Anniversary Games taking place in the Olympic stadium in London. Despite his blistering form and obvious dominance of his opponents, Bolt told the BBC: “I am happy but I wanted to do better.”

British sprinter James Dasaolu (the second fastest Briton of all time) participated in Moscow however despite his impressive track record in European events, could not pose a threat to the Jamaican champion. London born Dasaolu is due to participate in the Commonwealth games in Glasgow next year as is Usain Bolt whom told the BBC of his keen interest in participating: “Next year I’ll have to train hard and push myself. I’ll be on the circuit trying to run fast times.”

It was clear Bolt was not competing to the best of his abilities in the Russian event due to an injury picked up in the semi-final stage; but of course his athleticism prevailed to bring home the title. Bolt has many an opportunity coming up to beat his previous records as well as show audiences around the world his true talent and eye for media coverage as he completed his typical ‘lap of honour’ to give the Russian crowd the famous ‘Bolt pose’ picture opportunity they so dearly craved.