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Usain Bolt won 100 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing

Aug 24, 2015 12:04 IST

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on 23 August 2015 won the 100 meter title at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics held at Beijing in China.

The defending champion completed the race in 9.79 seconds surpassing his American rival Justin Gatlin who completed the race in 9.80 seconds.

With this win, Bolt joined the select league of Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene who won the title for three times.

Earlier in February 2015, the 28-year-old six-time Olympic gold medalist declared that he would retire after 2017 World Championships in London.

Usain Bolt and his records

He is widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. His records and titles include

• Six Olympic Gold medals: these medals were won at Beijing Olympic 2008 and London Olympics in 2012 in three events and they were 100 metres , 200 metres  and 4x100 metres

• Nine World Championships Gold Medals: these medals were won at Berlin 2009 in events 100 metres , 200 metres  and 4x100metres , Daegu 2011 in events 200 metres  and 4x100 metres, Moscow 2013 in events 100 metres , 200metres  and 4x100metres and in 100 metres event in Beijing.

• One Gold medal at Commonwealth Games: won at Glasgow 2014 in 4x100 metres event

• He also hold the world records of covering 100 metres s in 9.88 seconds and 200 metres  in 19.19 seconds

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