Moscow, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt became the first man to bag three world titles in the 200-meter run after ruling the event at the World Championship with a time of 19.66 seconds.
With the victory, the 26-year-old Bolt remained undefeated over the distance at major international championships since his first Olympic gold in the event in 2008.
Bolt stormed past Adam Gemili of Great Britain at the turn and then cruised on the final straight against countryman Warren Weir, who settled for silver with a time of 19.79 seconds.
“I said that I want to be remembered like (Muhammad) Ali, Pele and the greats,” Bolt said. “This is another step towards that.”
American Curtis Mitchell finished third with a time of 20.04 while Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica placed fourth.
Bolt also won the event in Berlin in 2009 and London in 2012. In Berlin, he broke the world record with a run of 19.19 seconds. Bolt has now won six medals at 200m in six years – five gold medals and silver in 2007.