VIDEO Usain Bolt Clocks 9.77 100m Victory In Moscow; Wins Fourth World Championship

on August 11 2013 3:14 PM

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt reclaimed his 100-meter world crown and captured a fourth World Championship gold with a 9.77 time in Moscow on Sunday.

Even on a rain-drenched track, the fastest man in the world would make up for a slow start by stalking America's Justin Gatlin down the stretch with his long strides. Gatlin finished second with a time of 9.85, followed by Bolt’s compatriot Nesta Carter clocking a 9.95.

The six-time Olympic champion Bolt tied his eighth best career time, according to BBC Sport. Bolt also avenged a loss to Gatlin back in June at the IAAF Diamond League Race in Rome, where he fell behind by a hundreth of a second.

"I am happy but I wanted to do better," Bolt said to BBC Sport. "My legs were sore after the semi-finals, I don't know why, but the world record wasn't on so I came out just to win.

"Back in Jamaica, they do not expect less than that from me. They always expect me to dominate!"

The nation of Jamaica dominated the eight-man field as well, with four of the top five finishers all hailing from Bolt’s homeland. USA’s Mike Rodgers came in sixth, with France’s Christophe Lemaitre, and Great Britain’s James Dasaolu behind him.

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