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Bolt beats Gatlin in 200m showdown

Bolt came home in 19.55 seconds. Credit: Reuters

Usain Bolt has beaten Justin Gatlin to win gold in the men's 200 metres final at the World Championships in Beijing.

Bolt beat Gatlin for the second time in four days, Credit: Reuters

Bolt ran 19.55 seconds to finish ahead of two-time drug cheat Gatlin who took silver.

The Jamaican sprinting legend has lived up to his billing as 'the saviour of athletics' again - just four days after beating Gatlin in the 100m final.

Bolt looked strong from the start of the 200m final, charging out of the blocks and producing a solid bend which he continued to finish 0.19 secs ahead of Gatlin.

Bolt celebrates with his trademark celebration. Credit: Reuters

Anaso Jobodwana followed home third in a South African record time of 19.87s, pipping Panama's Alonso Edward by just two-thousandths of a second.

Zharnel Hughes finished out of the medals in fifth, but the British sprinter underlined his potential by crossing fifth in a personal best time of 20.02.

Christine Ohuruogu finishes 8th in 400m final

Ohuruogu didn't make an impact in the final. Credit: PA

Christine Ohuruogu has failed to claim a third World Championship gold in the 400m after crossing the line 8th in the final.

The London-born athlete, who won gold in the 400m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the same stadium, struggled to impose herself from the start.

It was American track legend Allyson Felix who powered into a healthy lead in the opening 100m before racing home to take her 9th World Championship gold.

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