Gatlin: Bolt told me I didn’t deserve boos

first_imgUSAIN Bolt told Justin Gatlin he did not deserve to be booed after taking the gold in the Jamaican’s final 100 metres outing at the IAAF World Championships.Gatlin has served two doping bans across his career and received treatment that starkly contrasted to that of Bolt at London Stadium, the American roundly jeered while Bolt was the focus of adulation.The 35-year-old came in for more negative attention as he became the first person to beat Bolt in a 100m final at a major championships and the oldest gold medallist at the Worlds with a time of 9.92 seconds.Bolt had to settle for third behind the exciting Christian Coleman, and Gatlin revealed the words of support the outgoing icon offered him at the conclusion of the race.“We’re rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we still joke and have a good time,” Gatlin told BBC Sport.“The first thing he said to me is, ‘congratulations, you worked hard for this’. He said, ‘you don’t deserve the boos’ and I thanked him for inspiring me throughout my career.”However, Gatlin claimed the continually frosty reception in London had not fazed him.“I tuned the crowd out through all the rounds,” he said. “I stayed the course, I kept my energy through the semis and came to the finals and did what I had to do.“The people who love me are here cheering for me, at home cheering for me and that’s what I’ve been thinking about.”The American said the feeling was “surreal” but relished in taking the top step of the podium and recalled his triumph at the Olympic Games in 2004.“It’s just a surreal moment. I thought of all the things I would do if I did win – I didn’t do any of that,” continued Gatlin.“It was almost like 2004 all over again. I won by a little margin and to be able to come across the line and have that excitement it’s still amazing because its Usain Bolt’s last race.“I’ve had so many victories, so many losses, and to be able to run against him throughout the years, it’s an amazing night.”(Omnisport).last_img read more

Talented young Tipp GAA stars should be allowed play both codes

first_imgFootball board secretary JJ Crowley believes what happened this year shows it is possible to allow those who are talented at both codes to represent Tipp. The county reached the All-Ireland minor hurling and football finals in September – but lost out to Galway and Kerry respectively.JJ says players shouldn’t be forced to make such hard choices at such an early stage of their intercounty careers.last_img

HOW NOT TO PARK YOUR CAR WHEN GOING TO A CASH MACHINE

first_imgTRAFFIC in a Co Donegal town was held up today – whilst a woman went to a cash machine!Surely this is NOT how you should park..but this motorist thought it was ok.And she was there for six minutes…causing frustration for drivers who were forced to stop in Ramelton whilst the woman tried to make a withdrawal from an AIB Banklink machine.  HOW NOT TO PARK YOUR CAR WHEN GOING TO A CASH MACHINE was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bank machinecar parkingRameltontrafficlast_img read more