Bolt, one of four Jamaicans in the much anticipated men's 100m final on Sunday, the event he false started in Daegu two years ago, ran a season best 9.77 secs to take his second World 100m title.

Gatlin, who led the field at the half way stage, held off Jamaicans Nesta Carter, who was third in 9.95, Kemar Bailey-Cole, who got a very poor start, 9.98 and Nickel Ashmeade with identical time, for the silver medal in 9.85secs.

The Jamaicans were going for the historic feat, but according to Bolt, it was always going to be hard with Gatlin in the final.

"We knew it was going to be hard. We knew it was going to be hard work pushing each other," said Bolt, who won the event in Berlin.

Bolt, who is not the best starter, trailed Gatlin, but the American could not hold off the fast finishing Jamaica. Bolt is considered to be most dangerous in the last 50 metres and again he delivered in light showers, which started about an hour before the final.

(Agencies)

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