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Bolt dominates 200m to complete the world championship sprint double

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By Euronews
Bolt dominates 200m to complete the world championship sprint double

Usain Bolt once again highlighted his status as the greatest sprinter of all time by winning the 200 metres gold at the World Championships in Beijing.

Bolt coasted over the line leaving American rival Justin Gatlin in second just as he did en route to winning the 100 metres five days earlier.

It was his fourth straight 200 metres world title and the fifth consecutive sprint double at a major championship.

Bolt stopped the clock at 19.55 seconds – the fastest time this year.

Gatlin crossed over in 19.74 seconds while Anasco Jobodwana took bronze in 19.87 for South Africa.

The victory gave Bolt a record-extending 10th world championship gold medal and he stretch that to 11 when he takes part in the 4×100 metre relay on Saturday.

As bolt celebrated a record tenth world gold – American Allyson Felix won her ninth after dominating the 400 metre final.

Felix clocked the fastest time this year with 49.26 seconds.

Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas took silver and Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson the bronze.

From the track to the field and Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk produced the second longest hammer throw of all time to strike world gold for a second time.

The 2009 champion threw 80.85 metres to beat home hope Zhang Wenxiu and Frenchwoman Alexandra Tavernier.

American Christian Taylor produced the second-longest triple jump in history as he soared 18.21 metres to take gold ahead of Cuba’s Pedro Pichardo

The bronze medal was won by portugal’s 2008 Olympic champion Nelson Evora.

His 18.21m was just short of the 18.29m world record that has stood to Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since the 1995 world championships.