Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in 100m final: Twitter reaction to hugely popular result in Beijing

Bolt won the race by 100th of a second at the World Championships

Simon Rice
Monday 24 August 2015 11:02
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica is congratulated by Justin Gatlin
Usain Bolt of Jamaica is congratulated by Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to 100m gold at the World Championships in Beijing - a result that's proving very popular on Twitter.

Bolt, the two-time Olympic champion, was unfancied to beat his American rival, with Gatlin running much faster all season.

Many were against Gatlin even competing, let alone winning, due to him being twice found guilty of doping offences. Luckily for them, it turned out just the way they wanted.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the very popular victory...

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