Hard work earned Gatlin the victory over Bolt – Udo-Obong

Former Nigerian sprinter, Enefiok Udo-Obong, has described the gold medal feat recorded by American Justin Gatlin in the men’s 100m event of the ongoing 16th IAAF World Championships in London as a result of hard work.

Gatlin who was stopped twice for doping suspensions in between his career, fought back to nip everyone at the line in 9.92 seconds, to win gold medal following Usain Bolt’s slow start in the Saturday’s race.

Christian Coleman took silver in 9.94 seconds while Bolt could only pick bronze in 9.95secs.

Commenting on the American’s victory on his Facebook page, Enefiok who won gold in the 4 x 400m relay at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, said Gatlin has been able to prove everybody wrong, including the press.

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“After all the bias from the press and booing spectators, Gatlin’s hard work pays,” Enefiok wrote on his Facebook wall.

The shocking victory however brought a sad end to Bolt’s career who had hoped to win gold to bid the sport he ruled for many years farewell.

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