Bolt takes gold at IAAF World Championships in Beijing

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Bolt takes gold at IAAF World Championships in Beijing

Usain Bolt has confirmed he is the fastest man on earth by taking the gold in the 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Jamaican flew past Justin Gatlin and crossed the finish line in 9.79 seconds.

Gatlin took the silver medal followed by Andre de Grasse of Canada and Trayvon Bromell of the US in joint third after running the exact same time.

Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder, is unbeaten in the 100m and 200m in six major championships since 2007.

Meanwhile, Jessica Ennis-Hill has regained the heptathlon world title.

The Briton jumped 6.43 metres and threw the javelin 42.51 metres to give her the lead before beating the pre-championship favourite Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton in 2 minutes 10.13 seconds.

In the men’s hammer, Poland’s Pawel Fajdek notched up two throws over 80 metres to regain his world title.

Tajikistan’s Dilshod Nazarov took the silver medal with Pole Wojciech Nowicki winning bronze.

And finally, Joe Kovacs from the United States beat defending champion David Storl of Germany to win gold in the men’s shot put.

The American threw 21.93 metres, 19 centimetres ahead of his nearest rival.