Bolt completes World Championships sprint double with 19.66secs performance

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Published on Aug. 17, 2013 7:09 p.m. CST . 0 comment

MOSCOW (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt was back on top of the world again after completing another World Championships sprint double, following his gold medal performance in Moscow on Saturday night.

The Jamaican World record holder, who won the double at the 2009 championships in Berlin, Germany, clocked a world-leading 19.66 seconds to win the gold medal, beating fellow countryman and training partner Warren Weir, who equalled his personal best of 19.79 for the silver medal.

American Curtis Mitchell won the bronze with 20.04, with Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade (20.05) and Great Britain’s Adam Gemili (20.08) finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Bolt became the second Jamaican sprinter at these championships to seal a double, following Shelly Ann Frser-Pryce’s sprint double feat on Friday.

American Brianna Rollins recovered from a weak start to win the women’s 100m hurdles final in 12.44secs, beating Olympic champion Sally Pearson (12.50) and Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter (12.55).

Rollins, the world leader, wasn’t as fast as she was at the American trials, but she said it wasn’t about time today.

“Today was about the victory, not about the time, the fast times will come,” she said.

“It was a great year for me, I’d call it a blessed year.

“Today, I didn’t have the best start, but I didn’t panic, I was just focussing on my own lane and working hard, trying to finish strong.”

Elsewhere, Russia ran 3:20.19 to beat the United States (3:20.41) and Great Britain (3:22.61) for the gold medal in the women’s 4x400m, while Svetlana Shkolina handed the hosts another gold medal, this time in the women’s high jump with a 2.03m clearance. Defending champion Anna Chicherova cleared 1.97m to share the bronze.



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