Gatlin bows down at Bolt’s knees after the race.
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Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100-meter title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British press slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party. The 35-year-old American – the Olympic 100 champion in 2004 and world champion in 2005 (also winning the 200-meter world crown to achieve the double) – showed great character to shut out the jeering to storm home and beat young compatriot Christian Coleman and Bolt, who for once was unable to find the gas to make up for a woeful start.Some saw it as the ultimate redemption for Gatlin to have prevailed after serving a four-year ban – reduced from eight – from 2006 to 2010 having also been barred during his college days though his medication was for his attention-deficit disorder.The Mail Sunday took a similarly dim view of Gatlin ruining the 30-year-old Jamaican's bid for a 12th world gold.
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