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Bolt & Pichardo make headlines at World Athletics Championships

pablo pichardoJamaica’s Usain Bolt and Cuban Pedro Pablo Pichardo made Latin American and Caribbean headlines today, after winning medals at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

Bolt, six time Olympic champion, won the 200 meters and finished with his best time this year, 19.55 seconds.

Five days after defeating Justin Gatlin to win the 100 meters, Bolt left the U.S. star behind again. Gatlin took the silver medal with his 19.74 second time.

The Toronto Pan American champion gave Cuba its third medal, following the golds won by discus thrower Denia Caballero and pole vaulter Yarisley Silva.

Twenty-two year old Pichardo was not able to best London 2012 Olympic champion Christian Taylor from the U.S. who jumped for 18.21 meters to take the title, the second best triple jump in the competition’s history.


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