Usain Bolt has continued his sprinting dominance with a comfortable victory in the men's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships this afternoon.
Bolt beats Gatlin again to win gold in 200m
The Jamaican beat Justin Gatlin in only the second meeting between the two sprinters over the distance, completing a double over the American following his victory in the 100m final
The Jamaican beat Justin Gatlin in only the second meeting between the two sprinters over the distance, completing a double over the American following his victory in the 100m final on Sunday.
The gold is Bolt's fourth in a row over 200m at the World Championships and his 10th world title overall, while two-time champion Gatlin was consigned to silver.
The controversial American went into the race having recorded four of the six fastest 200m times this season, but he could not match Bolt on the big occasion once again as the Olympic champion cruised to a world-leading time of 19.55s.
Gatlin was expected to emerge from the bend in front, but Bolt never relinquished the lead and was able to stride further clear on the home straight to win by 0.19s.
South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana crossed the line in exactly the same time as Alonso Edward, but the former narrowly claimed bronze with a national record of 19.87s.
Edward becomes the fastest fourth-placed finisher in the 200m final in World Championships history, while Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes - a training partner of Bolt - finished one place further back with a personal best of 20.02s.
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