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World Championships 2017: Booing Justin Gatlin ‘disrespectful’ says sprinter’s father

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The father of world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says the booing of his son is “disrespectful to the sport”. American Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was booed before and after Saturday’s World Championship final at London Stadium, and when he was presented with his medal. “He served his ban and he worked his heart out doing what he could,” said Willie ...

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Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to win the 200m and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing. Defending champion Bolt, 29, won in 19.55 seconds, with American Gatlin taking silver in 19.74 in a repeat of Sunday’s 100m final. “Bolt came here and delivered when he’s not had the best of seasons,” ex-world champion Michael Johnson ...

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World Championships: Usain Bolt & Justin Gatlin reach 200m final

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The Usain Bolt v Justin Gatlin re-match is on after both men dominated their semi-finals to charge into Thursday’s 200m final. Bolt, looking to retain his other individual sprint title after that extraordinary 100m victory here in the Bird’s Nest, looked to be saving his strength for the next showdown as he eased off in 19.95 seconds. Gatlin, comfortably the ...

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World Championships: Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin into 200m semis

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Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin remain on course for their 200m final rematch as both qualified with minimal fuss from their heats. Bolt, who has admitted to feeling weary in the aftermath of his extraordinary 100m victory here in the Bird’s Nest, won the third heat in 20.28 seconds, easing off with 40m to go and jogging across the line. Gatlin ...

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World Championships 2015: Bolt triumphs in his ‘hardest race’

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Usain Bolt has described his World Championships 100m final victory over Justin Gatlin as the “hardest race” of his career. The Jamaican, 29, lived up to his billing as the saviour of athletics as he held off the challenge of the two-time drug cheat to win in 9.79 seconds. Pre-race favourite Gatlin had to settle for silver in Beijing. “Coming ...

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Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt into World Championship 100m semis

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Controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin underlined his status as 100m gold medal favourite at the World Championships with the fastest time in the first round. Gatlin, who has twice served doping suspensions, clocked 9.83 seconds in the sixth heat, albeit with the assistance of a 2.1m/s tailwind. Reigning world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the seventh heat in 9.96 ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in Monaco

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American Justin Gatlin continued his fine Diamond League form by winning the 100m in 9.78 seconds in Monaco. The 33-year-old followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne last week with an equally impressive display ahead of next month’s World Championships. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, is now unbeaten in 23 races. American Tyson Gay finished second in ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in Monaco

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American Justin Gatlin continued his fine Diamond League form by winning the 100m in 9.78 seconds in Monaco. The 33-year-old followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne last week with an equally impressive display ahead of next month’s World Championships. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, is now unbeaten in 23 races. American Tyson Gay finished second in ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin beats Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay

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American Justin Gatlin ran the joint second-fastest time of 2015 to beat Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League in Lausanne. The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, ran in 9.79 seconds ahead of next month’s world championships. Powell and Gay both ran 9.92 seconds, while Usain Bolt was out injured, although the ...

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