Bolt speeds to victory in 200m final, Jobodwana bags bronze

Usain Bolt completed a sprint double by winning the 200 metres final, with Anaso Jobodwana finishing third.

South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Britain’s Zharnel Hughes and the US’s Justin Gatlin compete in the final of the men’s 200m athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing on 27 August 2015. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Usain Bolt has won the Men's 200 metres final at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, with local sprinter Anaso Jobodwana winning bronze for South Africa.

Bolt, who was under pressure from American Justin Gatlin going into the championships, won in a time of 19.55 seconds, the fastest time of the year.

Gatlin came second in a time of 19.74 seconds while Jobodwana clocked 19.87 seconds, setting a national record in the process.

The Jamaican, who has spent much of this year battling injury, completed another sprint double at a major event, after he won gold in the 100 metres final on Sunday in a time of 9.79 seconds.

Jobodwana's bronze is Team SA's second medal at the athletics championships, following Wayde van Niekerk's golden victory in the 400 metres final on Wednesday.

Following his win, Bolt was given a massive scare when he collided with a Segway-driving cameraman during his victory lap.

Luckily, the sprinter escaped unscathed.

You do NOT want to be the guy who injures the fastest man in history. This happened after Usain Bolt won gold in the 200 metres at the #IAAF #WorldChampionships Luckily he didn't sustain serious injuries.

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