Champion Usain Bolt was knocked down by a cameraman in Beijing, shortly after winning the 200m final at the World Athletics Championships.
On August 27, Usain Bolt was celebrating his win when the cameraman lost control of his segway as it rolled over a post and crashed into the Jamaican’s legs.
The runner did a backward roll and got back on his feet – he briefly rubbed his ankle before continuing to celebrate with fans.
Usain Bolt later told reporters:
“Accidents happen. I have a few cuts but it is nothing that I have never done to myself in training. I will be all right.” VIDEO Usain Bolt has beaten rival Justin Gatlin to win 200m gold and complete the sprint double at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
The Jamaican was out quicker and opened an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away down the straight and jabbing his thumbs at his chest as he crossed the line.
His 19.55 seconds was the fastest in the world this year, his speed and peerless championship class too good for American Justin Gatlin, whose 19.74 was well outside his season’s best.
Usain Bolt, 29, who will also compete in the 4x100m relay, said: “It means a lot to me.
“I’m happy to be a 10-time World Championships gold medalist, especially when people have been saying I would lose. “I had the utmost confidence. As long as my coach is confident, I’m super confident. “The British people give me a lot of love and I will continue running fast.”
South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana set a national record of 19.87, with Panama’s Alonso Edwards three thousands of a second behind in fourth.
Justin Gatlin, twice banned for doping, had run more than two tenths of a second faster than any other man in the field this year, and almost half a second quicker than Usain Bolt.