By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Reigning 100m world champion, Justin Gatlin has tipped himself as the fastest man on planet [earth].
“I would consider myself the world’s fastest man because I won the [most recent] title,” the strong hearted sprinter [Gatlin] said at the USATF Black Tie and Sneakers Gala.
American and two-time Olympic 100m champion – Carl Lewis couldn’t agree more with Justin Gatlin:
“The one who won [a global title] last is the world’s fastest man. That’s Justin Gatlin. He was the last one to win it,” Carl Lewis noted.
But the Brooklyn born Gatlin paid great respect to his bitterest rival on the track – Usain Bolt all the same:
“You have to pay homage to Usain Bolt. He has the fastest times in the world,” he noted.
Justin Gatlin came out of the blocks to snatch victory [9.92 sec] from Usain Bolt and Christian Coleman in the men’s 100m final race at the 2017 World Athletic Championship in London.
Gatlin, 35 will hold the bragging right as the fastest man on earth until the 2019 World Athletic Championships.
“No matter how many races you lose, you are still world champion,” Gatlin adds.
Justin Gatlin despite being the oldest Olympic 100m medalist ever having won silver at the Rio 2016 Games at age 34 is sure of ending his career at the 2020 Olympic Games with a gold medal in Tokyo, Japan.
“I started my career with an Olympic gold medal, and I would like to end my career with an Olympic gold medal.”
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