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Gatlin bowed to Bolt after beaten him

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World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final. Justin Gatlin tore up Usain Bolt's farewell script as he stole world 100m gold with the run of his long and controversial career. Despite struggling for fitness and form in his valedictory season, Bolt had still been favourite to secure his 20th global gold.

Bolt was left with only a bronze in his final individual 100m race as 21-year-old Christian Coleman made it a USA one-two.

The 35-year-old Gatlin, twice banned for doping, came through almost unnoticed in lane seven in 9.92 seconds, with Coleman's 9.94 holding off the greatest sprinter of all time~Courtesy of the BBC.

There has been a long rivalry between Bolt and Gatlin of the USA. This must have been a vindicated feeling for Gatlin to upset Bolt's legacy in London 2017

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France welcome home World Cup Heroes with parade in Paris

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday (Jul 16), parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.

France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday's FIFA World Cup 2018 final in Russia. The teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as a new global superstar at the age of just 19.

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France's Kylian Mbappe kisses the trophy after the final match between France and Croatia at the World Cup. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Millions of fans in France then celebrated into the night, honking car horns and flying the tricolour flag while the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe were lit up in the national colours of blue, white and red.

Crowds began converging early Monday on the Champs-Elysees, the gathering point for all national celebrations, to catch a glimpse of a returning squad which has captured the country's imagination.

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New mum Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m. Clocked 10.98

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, return to track and field almost a year after giving birth to her son Zyon D. Pryce.

Zyon D. Pryce was born August 2017.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Welcome Zyon D. Pryce , August 7th, 2017! “To God be the glory, for the things He has done.”~Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

She climb back to the top of women's sprinting took another significant step on Saturday July 21/2018 when she clocked for the first time this season 10.98 to win the London Diamond League 100m.

"I'm so excited, that is so good," said Shelly-Ann. "I took the time off, I didn't pay any attention to what others said about my comeback". She went on to say, "I continued to work hard and London is definitely the best place and to come here and win, with my first sub-11, is fantastic."

The 31 years old added, "I'm used to sacrificing and making sure that my path is right. Being a mother is my first priority and to come back and be flexible with my training is wonderful and I'm so excited about next year now."

Well done Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce. Image result for jamaican flag pictures

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Jamaican Alia Atkinson Breaks Own Record At Swimming World Cup

Jamaican Alia Atkinson scored the second world record at the FINA World Cup in Budapest. She lowered her previous mark of 28.64 down to 28.56 to win the women’s 50 breaststroke.

Atkinson had broken the 2009 mark of Jessica Hardy (28.80) at the Tokyo stop of the World Cup circuit in 2016. She now the proud owner of eight swims under 29 seconds, a feat only done 14 times in history. Also in the sub-29 club is Ruta Meilutyte (three times, best of 28.81) and Lilly King(once, 28.92), with Hardy having done so twice herself.

In addition to owning eight of the 14 sub-29 swims in history, Atkinson also owns five of the all-time top-10.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange congratulated the four-time Olympian on her outstanding achievement.

Ms. Grange described Atkinson, who is coached by Chris Anderson in Florida, as a “phenomenal athlete who continues to do extraordinary things”.

“This is an extraordinary achievement for Alia. I know she felt personal disappointment with her performance at the Commonwealth Games, but we were proud of her silver medal. But now, here she is, five months later, breaking her world record.

“It goes to show: we must never give up. Alia continues to be an inspiration for us all, and we are all very proud of this latest achievement.”

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The President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica Martin Lyn said Alia Atkinson’s new world record effort shows that she is dedicated to greatness.

“This just goes to show Alia’s dedication to training and to want to be the best that she can possibly be.  “I hope young swimmers, and young Jamaicans, for that matter, are paying attention because she is definitely carving out the path of an icon,” Lyn told The Sunday Gleaner.

“The swimming association is lucky to have someone like this performing this well to keep on attracting new talent to the sport,” Lyn said. “The way she has approached the sport is second to none. It is not easy to stay at the top of any sport, especially aquatics. We are really proud of her,” Lyn said.

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Usain Bolt has scored his first goals for a professional football team, getting two on his maiden start for Central Coast Mariners in a friendly.

Usain Bolt has scored his first goals for a professional football team, getting two on his maiden start for Central Coast Mariners in a friendly.

The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion scored the Mariners' third and fourth goals in a 4-0 win over Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt pose.

Usain Bolt joined the Central Coast Mariners in August 2018. There were some doubters if he would have been successful the second time around as a professional athlete.  The Central Coast Mariners is an A-League club. He has been in an"indefinite training period".

The Bolt, 32, said "dreams become reality through hard work".

"My first start and scoring two goals, it's a good feeling," he added.

"I'm happy I could come here and show the world I'm improving. I'm keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team."

For his opening goal Bolt ran on to a chipped ball played by Scotland striker Ross McCormack, held off the defender and finished powerfully low past the goalkeeper.

McCormack, on loan from Aston Villa, headed in the Mariners' first goal in the eighth minute.

"The best thing about Usain Bolt is he's so humble," McCormack said.

"He's fitted in well with the lads. From my first day even to where he is now, the transformation is huge."https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45834453

Usain Bolt holds the 100m and 200m world record. He retired from athletics in 2017 and has since said it would be a "dream" to play professional football.

The Australian A-League season begins on 19 October and the Mariners are yet to confirm whether Bolt will be offered a contract.

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2018 World Cup Upset: Croatia beat Denmark in penalty kicks

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The underdog Croatia has beaten Denmark in a major upset.  They are now through to World Cup quarter-finals after dramatic penalty shoot-out victory.

This is the reason the World Cup Football is so excited because it is unpredictable and anyone can win.

The full-time match ties with Croatia 1 and Denmark 1. Luka Modric, missed a penalty in normal time. That was an amazing save by the Denmark Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

This brings the game into Penalty Shoot out:

An amazing save by the Denmark Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel

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Croatia players celebrate following their sides victory in a penalty shoot out. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

The Croatia Team celebrates as this World Cup proves very unpredictable.
The defending champion Germany is already out. Portugal and Ronaldo is already out. Argentina and Messi is also out and now Denmark

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