Usain Bolt has claimed the gold medal in the men’s 100m race at the world Athletic championships in Moscow in 9.77sec.
The world fastest man, world record holder and multiple Olympic gold medalist made up for his disappointing disqualification from the same race two years ago in Daegu but was unable to recapture his form from Berlin in 2009, when he won gold in a world-record 9.58sec.
Justin Gatlin claimed silver in 9.85sec and Nesta Carter took bronze with a time of 9.95sec in the Luzhniki stadium.
Bolt was the hot favourite for the title in the absence of the injured 2011 winner Yohan Blake and the 2007 champion Tyson Gay, who announced last month he had failed a dope test.
The Jamaican had sauntered into the final earlier in the evening in a time of 9.92sec, although his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade was the fastest qualifier in 9.90.