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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.


Rutherford wins World Championships long jump gold

Greg Rutherford celebrates his victory. Credit: Reuters

Great Britain's Greg Rutherford has won long jump gold at the World Championships.

The Milton Keynes-born athlete jumped a season's best a season's best of 8.41m to ensure he now holds the Olympics, Commonwealth, European and World Championship titles.

Rutherford eased himself into first in the second round in a competition littered with fouls from his rivals.

Credit: Reuters

The victory comes with Rutherford at loggerheads with UK Athletics after saying athletes were afraid to speak out against them.

Rutherford, who felt he didn't get the respect he deserved for his London 2012 success, said afterwards: "Every single jumper, the best jumpers in the world, were here at this major championships and I managed to come away with the gold medal again, so I'm hoping nobody has anything to say negative about it because I don't think I could cope."

Reacting to the result, Rutherford's family said they were "ecstatic".

His father, Andrew, said: "There was a bit of emotion. It's difficult to take it all in at the time, but it is just wonderful."

Rutherford's mother Tracey said he had put in a lot of "time, effort and hard work" into the sport and deserved his success, while his brother Robert said he had "the biggest smile and the biggest amount of pride ever" when he won.

Ohuruogu wins race to qualify for final

Christine Ohuruogu finished first. Credit: PA

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu has qualified for the women's 400m final after running a season's best of 50.16 in her semi-final.

Ohuruogo finished first in the race in the World Championships in Beijing, with Jamaica's Stephenie Ann Macpherson also qualifying for the final in second place.

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