Bolt Berlin runs named best in World Championship history


April 27, 2017
In this August 16, 2009 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates setting a new men's 100m world record at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.
Shelly-ann Fraser-Pryce on her way to gold in the 100m at the Moscow World Championships.

Usain Bolt's world-record runs in the men's 100m and 200m at the Berlin World Championships in 2009 has been named the greatest moment in World Championships history.

The list of the top 20 moments in the 34-year history of the event was compiled by the organisers of this year's World Championships in London in August and Bolt's 9.58 run the 100m and 19.19 in the 200m were deemed the best of all time.

"The Jamaican's world record-breaking feats over the 100 and 200m at the Beijing Olympics were done in such an astonishingly carefree manner that the anticipation was bubbling to see what he would do next in Berlin," the London 2017 website said.

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Bolt was in the top 10 again where his defeat of the United States' Justin Gatlin in the men's 100m at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing ranked at number five.

Bolt beat Gatlin in a time of 9.79 seconds and cemented his place once again at the top of the world.

The only other Jamaican performance in the top 20 was Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's gold medal wins in the women's 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

"The Jamaican queen of sprinting matched Usain Bolt's achievements in Moscow, winning gold in each of the 100, 200 and 4x100m, making her the first female athlete to do so in a single World Championships."

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