What more can be said about Usain Bolt? After a difficult season where many wrote him off. I even thought he would not compete at World Championships because of his poor form a little over a month ago. After finding his injury problem, he embarked upon a comprehensive preparation, guided by his great coach Glen Mills.
Today (local time), Usain Bolt humbled Justin Gatlin in the men’s 200 metres event to show that his victory over Gatlin in the 100m was no fluke. Bolt easily won in 19.55 to Gatlin’s 19.74.
Gatlin had clocked his personal best of 19.57 earlier this season, while Bolt hardly ran the 200m. When Bolt posted 19.95 in the semi-final, it was the first time he was going below 20 seconds this season. Still, the sprint legend turned up for the big show as he usually does and the rest is history.
After the final, Bolt was unusually winded and had to take a seat and catch his breath. That shows that he is way below his regular fitness level and still ran his fifth fastest time ever.
Usain will now look to the 4x100m relays, in which the USA is the big favourite. Another mountain to climb, but Usain relishes these challenges.