Though not his best start, Bolt quickly established a lead after the first 70 meters which he extended through to the finish. His closest competitors, posting equally impressive times – perhaps pushed by the Jamaican’s pace – were Walter Dix of the United States – taking silver at 19.70 seconds, and Christophe Lemaitre, setting a national record for France at 19.80 seconds.
Finishing with gritted teeth in determination, as if smiling though clearly pushing through to the end, Bolt demonstrated true class in taking home yet another world title. Still unbeaten at 200 meters since 2007, Usain Bolt has added yet another credential to his already legendary running résumé – without a doubt, deserving the high congratulatory praise from his home country of Jamaica and from the world at large.
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