Thursday 19 October 2017

Vine: World Champion Bolt takes post-race tumble after stunning 200m victory

Usain Bolt crosses the finish line ahead of Justin Gatlin from the U.S. in the men's 200m final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing
Usain Bolt crosses the finish line ahead of Justin Gatlin from the U.S. in the men's 200m final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The bigger they are the harder they fall, but thankfully sprinting champion Usain Bolt only hurt his pride after a sensational performance in the World Championship 200m final in Beijing.

The Jamaican again saw off the challenge of much-maligned rival Justin Gatlin to claim another gold at the Championships.

Four days on from riding to the rescue of his beleaguered sport in the 100 metres, Bolt made it four successive half-lap world crowns.

Gatlin, cast as athletics' number one villain, again stood in his way but once more failed to wrestle away gold as Bolt held strong down the home straight to win with a world-leading 19.55 seconds.

While celebrating with the crowd afterwards, Bolt took a fall when he failed to spot a photographer in close proximity and lost control, accidentally crashing into the fastest man in the world.

Thankfully he was quickly back to his feet to savour the moment.

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