Boos, then applause for Justin Gatlin at the medal ceremony

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Sebastian Coe, president of the International Federation of Athletics Federations (IAAF), admitted Sunday that he was nervous about the reaction of the crowd when the 35-year-old, twice-addicted, who had taken the title denying crowd favorite and Jamaican Superstar Usain Bolt an individual final gold, in Saturday’s final, stood at the top of the podium.

Applause finally drowned the boos that greeted American Justin Gatlin when he received his gold medal for the 100-meter world title Sunday at the London Stadium.

Sebastian Coe, president of the International Federation of Athletics Federations (IAAF), admitted Sunday that he was nervous about the reaction of the crowd when the 35-year-old, twice-addicted, who had taken the title denying crowd favorite and Jamaican Superstar Usain Bolt an individual final gold, in Saturday’s final, stood at the top of the podium.

However, those fears were dispelled when the boo, mixed with silenced applause, was replaced by more enthusiastic cheers like Gatlin, who had been scolded throughout the playoffs and even more when the winner was announced on Saturday, received his medal Coe gold.

He had looked ominous when deafening roars reverberated out for Bolt as he stepped up for his bronze medal and then some boos received young American silver medalist Christian Coleman who seemed slightly confused.

The two Americans stood together, waiting for Bolt, as the 30-year-old, 100-meter and 200-meter player toured the public chanting his name for almost the last time in a major championship, before shaking hands and walking away Through the tunnel.