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Summary

  1. Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win 100m gold
  2. Bolt wins in 9.79 seconds; Gatlin 9.80 secs
  3. Jessica Ennis-Hill wins heptathlon gold
  4. Johnson-Thompson 28th after long jump failure

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

Another fabulous day at the Bird's Nest and almost every story unfolded as the majority of people would have wished. There were tears from Katarina Johnson-Thompson after her heptathlon hopes ended in the long jump, but Jessica Ennis-Hill recaptured heptathlon gold, while Usain Bolt reminded us just what a special human he is. 

You can watch the 100m final - and Ennis-Hill winning gold - again on this website, while the day's highlights will also be online and on BBC Two from 19:00 BST so join Gabby Logan, Michael Johnson and Daley Thompson for that. 

That's all from us. Thanks again for your contributions. Until tomorrow...

World Athletics: Usain Bolt wins gold in the 100m, beating US sprinter Justin Gatlin

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Ed Taylor:  He might not have explicitly said it but I think Bolt fully understood the importance of needing to win that 100m.

Lauren Jayne:  So happy for @usainbolt He had me soooo nervous!! #Beijing2015#bbcathletics

'Bolt could dominate champs'

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live athletics commentator

"Hopefully there will be more to come with the 200m for Usain Bolt later in the week. He could dominate these championships and that would be very welcome for anybody with a semblance of feeling for this sport."

Usain Bolt
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'Everyone's happy'

Darren Campbell

Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

"We are all happy now and that's the important thing. The sport needs to sort itself out and we have that opportunity to start from a positive position thanks to the great Usain Bolt."

More from Mo

"The experience of hearing that national anthem while you're on the podium is one of the things that motivates me each day in training.

"What really drives me on is winning medals and getting records. To be called one of the greatest you've got to win Olympic titles, I've done that and I just want to keep enjoying my sport.

"I'm feeling a little bit tired to be honest, but that happens after a race like that. It was emotional. I've got three days to recover before the 5000m, then I'l go out and give 100 per cent. I'm enjoying it here, there's a great team spirit here, I'll keep smiling and keep doing what I'm doing."

Mo Farah
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Mo Farah reflects on his 10,000m gold

Here's what world champion Mo Farah had to say earlier about his 10,000m victory: 

"It's been a long season and it's important to do what I do, and to represent my country and to win medals. I enjoyed it last night, it was hard but I dug in deep and worked it out with the right tactics. It was great to get the country started with a first gold medal of the championships.

"Every medal is different and for me, I enjoy winning medals for my country this one is more enjoyable because it's been a hard season. It would have been nice to have my family here with me, but that wasn't possible because my wife is expecting." 

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Val Renwick:  Dedication & determination is winning a gold medal 13 months after having a baby #bbcathletics#jessicaennis

Paul Withers: @J_Ennis Massive congratulations Jess! Incredible achievement! You've done GB so proud!

Luke Rundle:  This men's shot put final is incredible

Britain top medal table

A second gold for Britain means the team are top of the medal table at the end of the second day. Gold for Mo Farah, gold for Jessica Ennis-Hill. Nothing much has changed since 2012, has it?

Medal table
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Ennis-Hill can't stop smiling

Anything @Mo_Farah can do, so can @J_Ennis. 2nd night #Beijing2015, 2nd British Gold medal & 2nd World Champ selfie😊

Anything @Mo_Farah can do, so can @J_Ennis. 2nd night #Beijing2015, 2nd British Gold medal & 2nd World Champ selfie😊

So why is Jessica Ennis-Hill just so good?

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"It's her balance of emotions, she is able to keep everything in perspective and be competitive without being overly-aggressive, because that can hurt you. How you control your emotions is a big part of that, and younger athletes have to learn that skill."

KJT for the long jump

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"That would be an incredible story for her to come out with a medal in the long jump, having had a poor performance in the heptathlon. She's missed an opportunity in the heptathlon here but she can rectify things in the long jump later this week."

Ennis-Hill the poster girl

The @J_Ennis t-shirt came out today. And for good reason. #WorldChampion #bbcathletics #Beijing2015

The @J_Ennis t-shirt came out today. And for good reason. #WorldChampion #bbcathletics #Beijing2015

Watch Ennis-Hill win gold

What a day for track and field. Two popular victories, two remarkable stories of greats coming back and proving their greatness. Feel free to watch Jessica Ennis-Hill secure her heptathlon gold...

World Atheltics: Jessica Ennis-Hill secures heptathlon gold with victory in the 800m.

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Tom:  As if Bolt was ever gonna lose! Nice to see the legend won.

Paul Wright:  Watching a re-run of Jess Ennis-Hill final event. I know she wins but Im still getting the goosebumps!!

Rhosyn Morgan-Davies:  So happy Bolt won. This was about more than him winning another gold medal.

Sing-song for Bolt

Jamaican fans are singing again. This time it's "One Bolt." #beijing2015

Bolt wins 100m gold

Final times

1 Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.79 secs; 2 Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.80; 3 Andre De Grasse (Can) & Trayvon Bromell (USA) 9.92

5 Mike Rodgers (USA) 9.94; 6 Tyson Gay (USA) 10.00; 7 Asafa Powell (Jam) 10.00; 8 Jimmy Vicaut (Fra) 10.00; 9 Bingtian Su (Chn) 10.60 

Bolt
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Praise for pundit

Daley Thompson

Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC TV

There's only one man cheeky enough to tease Michael Johnson...

"Michael Johnson is really good at this. In fact, he's the second-best analyst sat at this table."

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Dennis:  Dear world don't ever ever ever, doubt a true champion! Well done Bolt.

Victor:  Liking the banter between the pundits, Daley and Johnson.

Adam Puddy:  Usain Bolt is just boss.

Missed it? Watch Bolt win

If you want to watch Bolt winning his third 100m title again - and why wouldn't you - you can do so by clicking here. It was a dramatic 9.79 seconds which reminded us why we love sport, and why we love athletics. 

Bolt edged it

There was only 0.01 of a second between gold and silver, but that that's all that was needed for mightily popular victory. 

The photo finish of the men's 100m final #BoltGatlin #Beijiing2015 #Athletics

The photo finish of the men's 100m final #BoltGatlin #Beijiing2015 #Athletics

'It was a Bolt-forced error'

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"Justin Gatlin fell apart a little bit at the end of the race. It was a stumble that wasn't caused by anything other than Usain Bolt. He got all off-balance and got ready too early for his lean. It was a Bolt-forced, un-forced error and he won't get this opportunity again."

Justin Gatlin stumbles under pressure from Usain Bolt
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'Saving the sport'

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"Usain Bolt was challenged here more than he has been at any time during his career. Put on top of that the burden of 'saving the sport' which was placed on his shoulders, it means that the pressure was there. I have to give him so much credit for that performance."

Usain Bolt in the 100m final
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This means a lot - Bolt

More from Usain Bolt: "This means a lot because I've been struggling all season, it's taken me a while to work things out. It's been up and down but it's okay now."

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Bromell & De Grasse share bronze

The organisers must head to the nearest shopping centre in search of an extra bronze medal because third place in the 100m will be shared between America's Trayvon Bromwell and Canada's Andre De Grasse.

Bromell and De Grasse have the same time to the thousandth - 9.911 #beijing2015

It was a big deal - Bolt

Usain Bolt is asked by Phil Jones whether he understood why he was being regarded as the saviour of his sport and he says: "For me I understand why but I wanted to do it for myself also. It was a big deal."

Usain Bolt is interviewed
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'This may have been his finest day'

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator

"Usain Bolt will walk away from tonight so proud of himself, and that's from someone who has so much to be proud of during his career. This may well have been his finest day."

Bolt joins Lewis and Greene

Steve Cram suggests that this victory could be Bolt's "finest day". Gatlin was the bookies' favourite, the American was unbeaten in 28 races, he had set a world-leading time of 9.74 earlier this year but all that means nothing now.

Bolt draws level with Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene in the history books with three 100m world titles. 

Usain Bolt
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'Bolt has saved the sport'

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live athletics commentator

"I was astonished by Bolt's confidence after the Anniversary Games because he had struggled through the season but tiny margins change a season, and change the narrative. He hasn't wiped the slate clean but he's saved the sport from an awful lot of negativity."

'I'm amazed'

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"I'm amazed. This is Usain Bolt's best race ever. He knew it was a completely different set of circumstances for him. He'll be most proud of this win without a doubt. It's not about technique, it's about running for your life and he's got the talent to be able to do that."

Bolt wins 100m

Usain Bolt reveling in the crowd's adoration. Everyone wants to hug the Jamaican, everyone wants a picture of the greatest sprinter that's ever been. Gatlin being consoled on the sidelines. 

Usain Bolt wins
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'He's done the business'

Colin Jackson

Two-time world 110m hurdles champion

"It didn't take the best performance from Bolt to do the business, but he delivered when he needed to. He kept a cool head and worked it from gun to tape. Victory goes to the right person for me."

'Gatlin will be kicking himself'

Colin Jackson

Two-time world 110m hurdles champion

"Justin Gatlin will kick himself because he will never, ever get a better chance to beat Usain Bolt."

The finish line of the 100m
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Bolt wins third 100m title

It's easy to win Diamond League meetings, heats and semi-finals, so they say, but producing in a major final takes something else - and Usain Bolt has that something else. Gatlin tightened as he closed in on the finishing line. 

The greatest that's ever been? Probably. The Jamaican now has nine world championship gold medals - three of them from the 100m. 

Bolt wins 100m gold

Darren Campbell

Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

"We said there was always hope for Bolt and there was hope because Gatlin looked nervous. Gatlin's 9.77 in the semi-final would have been enough to win the final, but Gatlin couldn't open the lead he needed and he could feel Bolt coming and Bolt came.

"Talk about a hero - you've witnessed greatness!"

Bolt wins!

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator

"Bolt has saved his title, he's saved his reputation. He may have even saved his sport! It was the result that everyone wanted, apart from Justin Gatlin. How could we ever doubt him?"

Usain Bolt
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Gatlin second

Justin Gatlin must settle for silver. 9.80 seconds was his time as he seemed to stumble towards the end. Pressure perhaps? 

He and Bolt were matching each other stride for stride until the Olympic champion powered through 10m out. "I've never been happier commentating on a 100m final," says Steve Cram. 

Usain Bolt wins in 9.79

What a champion. Usain Bolt started better than he has for some time... it was close, but the Jamaican successfully defends his title in 9.79 - his quickest time of the year. How could we ever doubt him, asks Steve Cram. 

Usain Bolt wins the 100m
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Hearts beating... the world watches on... Bolt the people's favourite... 

The start of the 100m final
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