Usain Bolt reclaims world title in style

Usain Bolt regained his world 100 metres crown and restored some credibility to a sport tarnished by a plethora of doping scandals as he scorched to gold in 9.77 seconds at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013.

Fast-starting American Justin Gatlin took silver in 9.85 with Jamaican Nesta Carter securing bronze in 9.95.

Disqualified from the 2011 final for false-starting, Bolt made no mistake out of the blocks this time and although trailing Gatlin, directly to his left, at halfway, he surged to the front at 60 metres.



´MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Mike Rodgers of the United States, Nesta Carter of Jamaica, Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Christophe Lemaitre of France compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Getty Images)
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´MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Mike Rodgers of the United States, Nesta Carter of Jamaica, Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Christophe Lemaitre of France compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the line to win gold ahead of Justin Gatlin of the United States, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica and Christophe Lemaitre of France in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Usain Bolt
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the line to win gold ahead of Justin Gatlin of the United States, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica and Christophe Lemaitre of France in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) and Justin Gatlin of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) and Justin Gatlin of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: (top to bottom) Mike Rodgers of the United States, Nesta Carter of Jamaica, Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Christophe Lemaitre of France and James Dasaolu of Great Britain compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: (top to bottom) Mike Rodgers of the United States, Nesta Carter of Jamaica, Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Christophe Lemaitre of France and James Dasaolu of Great Britain compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C) crosses the line to win gold ahead of Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States and Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C) crosses the line to win gold ahead of Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States and Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) and Justin Gatlin of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) and Justin Gatlin of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) and Justin Gatlin of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) and Justin Gatlin of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Two
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100 metres Final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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