Not many people can run full throttle on a rain drenched track let alone clock an astonishing 9.77s but not everyone is Usain Bolt. The Olympic champion arrived in Moscow to regain the World Championship title that he lost to fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake in 2011. This was perhaps an easier victory for Bolt due to the absence of Tyson Gay (doping) and Yohan Blake (hamstring injury).
This performance promises to return some sanity to the 100m event which was plagued by multiple doping scandals. The light drizzle turned into a heavy downpour just prior to the start and Bolt pretended to open an imaginary umbrella, you just can't take the showman out of Bolt. Bolt was not his typical self to start with and was the fifth fastest out of the blocks. The conqueror of London was head to head with Gatlin for the first 60m but then he shifted gears and used his long strides to defeat Justin Gatlin by 8 seconds. Fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter was third with 9.95s.
Justin Gatlin was overwhelmed to secure the second spot and was the only one who possessed a threat to Bolt. The 31 year old who won the 2005 world championship title was USA's only hope to get their hands on the title due to the absence of Tyson Gay who tested positive for a banned substance.