Usain Bolt’s bronze: ‘Final insult’, ‘sour taste’ - Twitter reacts to Justin Gatlin’s win
Usain Bolt finished third in the last 100m solo race of his career at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics on Saturday. Justin Gatlin won the race beating fellow American Christian Coleman and the Jamaican.other sports Updated: Aug 06, 2017 08:45 IST
Justin Gatlin shrugged off the boos to stun Usain Bolt in the 100m final at the World Championships of Athletics on Saturday.
Bolt was unable to end his illustrious career with yet another individual gold, finishing third as Gatlin triumphed.The iconic Jamaican had to settle for bronze despite matching his season’s best of 9.95 seconds as his long-time American rival Gatlin denied him a final slice of individual glory by three hundredths of a second. Promising prospect Christian Coleman claimed the silver medal with a 9.94-second run.
Fans at the stadium, however, booed Gatlin and many on =social media were harsh as well. However, many former athletes congratulated both Usain Bolt and Gatlin
“FINAL INSULT...WHAT A DOPE.”, Mail on Sunday tweeted their sports front page, condemning Gatlin who has served two doping bans.
Here are some of the other tweets:
No one saw that happening no one wanted that to happen #Gatlin— Kelly Sotherton (@KellySotherton) August 5, 2017
Imagine becoming world champion only to have the fans boo you and chant the name of the guy in 3rd place. London fans are savage #London2017— Dai Greene (@DaiGreene) August 5, 2017
The cheat!!!! Nooooooooo.....— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) August 5, 2017
Couldnt have been a worse result. Can deal with Bolt losing but not to a cheat #thedarksideofsport— Karen Pickering MBE (@Karen_Pickering) August 5, 2017
Over an hour after the 100m, Usain Bolt is still responding to fans and their chants of "Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt" before doing more media pic.twitter.com/bxXKxRsI8k— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 5, 2017
Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin will return to the track again next weekend, for the 4x100 relay competition at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics.