Athletics: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to 200m gold, claims sprint double at World C'ships

Usain Bolt celebrating after winning the 200m gold in Beijing.
Usain Bolt celebrating after winning the 200m gold in Beijing.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING - Usain Bolt claimed the sprint double at the Athletics World Championships in Beijing on Thursday evening.

 

The Jamaican clocked 19.55 seconds to beat American Justin Gatlin (19.74) to the gold medal, his second of the meet.

Bolt had also beaten Gatlin to the 100m gold on Tuesday evening.