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Usain Bolt's win a victory for the ‘good guys’

SUPERSTAR sprinter Usain Bolt wasn't buying into arguments his win in the 100m final at the world championships in Beijing had helped save his sport.

The International Association of Athletics Federations has been in crisis since the results of thousands of blood tests were leaked in early August, forcing it to defend the sport against allegations of widespread doping.

That led to the blue riband sprint being labelled a battle between good and evil, with commentators desperately hoping Bolt would put a year of injury and poor form behind him to beat American Justin Gatlin, banned for a total of five years during his career for doping offences.

That was how the final turned out, the Jamaican (pictured) just edging out Gatlin in 9.79 seconds - not his fastest victory but one of his best and most important.

The other big winner on day two was England's Jessica Ennis-Hill, winning the heptathlon just a year after becoming a mum.

 

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