Bolt and Gatlin after the race. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
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After two decisive defeats at the hands of Usain Bolt in the space of five days, Justin Gatlin is showing the strain.Gatlin came to the world championships as the fastest man in the world this year at 100- and 200-meter, seemingly poised to depose Bolt from his dominance of global sprinting, which the Jamaican has enjoyed for seven years.But after coming within 0.01 second of the gold medal in the 100 final Sunday, Gatlin seemed to be utterly crushed after Bolt comprehensively defeated him in Thursday's 200 final.Gatlin conceded that he struggled to match Bolt in the form he showed in the final.Gatlin admitted feeling tension going into both this week's finals.I'm just going to prepare myself for next year, for the Olympics, and come out even stronger".When asked whether his clapping after the race was applause for Bolt, Gatlin said: "I was clapping for such a good competition.
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