Usain Bolt defeated the top 8 fastest men in the world to win his ninth world championship gold medal — his third gold medal in the Men’s 100m — on Day 2 of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. This his ninth world championship title.


Bolt now has more gold medals than any athlete in history and the most medals combined of the men in the history of the 15-year-old IAAF World Championships, with a total of 11 medals.


On Sunday, August 23, Bolt clocked 9.79sec to retain the title edging out Gatlin (9.80) by 0.01 of a second. This is the first of two gold medals for Jamaica so far.

Behind them came two slight 20-year-olds who many believe are the future of sprinting, the Canadian Andre De Grasse and the American Trayvon Bromell, who shared bronze in 9.92.

Watch Medal Ceremony:

Men’s 100m gold medalist Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, second left, stands with Men’s 100m silver medalist United States’ Justin Gatlin, left, Men’s 100m bronze medalist’s United States’ Trayvon Bromell and Canada’s Andre De Grasse following the medal ceremony on the podium at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

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