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Guliyev stuns sprinting world to wreck Wayde's double dream

China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-12 09:03

LONDON - Among the eight sprinters lined up at the start of the world 200 meters final and the 56,000 people in the crowd watching, only one man probably thought Ramil Guliyev would be the winner, and that was the Azerbaijan-born Turk himself.

His faith was fully justified as 20.09 seconds later he crossed the line ahead of a host of favored rivals to take the gold medal that had been the property of Usain Bolt since 2009.

Wayde van Niekerk, seeking a 400/200m double had to settle for silver in 20.11, just a thousandth of a second ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago.

Guliyev stuns sprinting world to wreck Wayde's double dream

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