"I didn't think that my first USATF championship was going to be a 100 gold medal. I always thought it would be the 200. So to come out here to win the 100, it made me very happy.
The women’s 100 went to Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.14). Tom Walsh also won the shot put as expected.
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It must be fairly minor as she's still hoping to do the Doha DL on May 4th. Her big goal for the year is to be the 1st SA athlete under 11.00.
There were a lot of "firsts" and records for Team USA including Justin Gatlin's record as the oldest man (he's 35) to ever win 100m gold.
The writer takes a shot at Wayde van Niekerk's BBC interview where "needed a live-TV hug, lasting about 20.09 seconds ... before he could jabber again."
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Renaldo Nehemiah: "I don't condone doping but Justin Gatlin is not the poster child for it."
Cathal Dennehy wasn't thrilled by Bolt's response to a doping question at the 100m press conference.
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It was originally supposed to be at 8PM when the stadium would be packed, but was moved to 6:50PM.
John O'Sullivan writes that their "treatment of Gatlin is in stark contrast to the refusal to ask questions about Mo Farah [and Alberto Salazar.]
Johnson accuses the media of vilifying Gatlin when he's far from the only past drug cheat still competing in the sport.
There were boos from the crowd and plenty of disdain from the British media.
*Justin Gatlin's Medal Ceremony Moved To Avoid Booing
*Seb Coe on Gatlin's win: “Sport rarely settles upon the perfect script. Life’s just not like that. It’s not the worst result ever. “I’m hardly going to sit here and tell you I’m eulogistic that somebody that has served two bans in our sport would walk off with one of our glittering prizes, but he is eligible to be here.”
*Seb Coe On Gatlin's Win: “The second ban, we went for an eight-year ban, which would have, in essence, been a life ban. We lost that.”
*Bolt: “London, I really appreciate the support you gave me. I’m just sorry I couldn’t deliver as I wanted. It is one of those things.”