Video of Men’s 100m Final: Usain Bolt Defeats Justin Gatlin 9.79 to 9.80 (Or Did Gatlin Give it Away)?

by: LetsRun.com
August 23, 2015

BEIJING- Usain Bolt is the 2015 World 100m champion after defeating Justin Gatlin by .01 (9.79 to 9.80) in the men’s 100m fianl

The question is did he win it or did Justin Gatlin give it away by stumbling before the finish?

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Gatlin in the mixed zone said, “At the end of the day I gave away the race the last 5 meters.” However, on the IAAF broadcast, the announcers said they knew Gatlin was going to win 50 meters into the race. Bolt afterwards said he knew he’d have to run through the line to win.

Decide for yourself, full video below.

In a tie for the bronze were 20 year old collegians Andre de Grasse and Trayvon Bromell. Results below video. Full post-race reaction and recap coming.

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 620 Usain BOLT JAMJAM 9.79 SB 0.159
2 1017 Justin GATLIN USAUSA 9.80 0.165
3 997 Trayvon BROMELL USAUSA 9.92 0.135
3 309 Andre DE GRASSE CANCAN 9.92 PB 0.136
5 1054 Mike RODGERS USAUSA 9.94 0.139
6 1018 Tyson GAY USAUSA 10.00 0.128
7 634 Asafa POWELL JAMJAM 10.00 0.144
8 500 Jimmy VICAUT FRAFRA 10.00 0.170
9 338 Bingtian SU CHNCHN 10.06 0.175
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