Gatlin booed yet again by the crowd at Olympic stadium during medal ceremony

Vastavam web: Newly-crowned world 100m champion Justin Gatlin had to endure more insult as he was booed yet again by the crowd at the Olympic stadium during the medal ceremony while Usain Bolt received massive cheers despite his third place finish.The 35-year-old Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined retiring Usain Bolt’s fairytale farewell on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprint superstar in a highly anticipated 100m final.Stunned to see their favourite Bolt losing the race, the crowd booed Gatlin while chanting ‘Usain Bolt! Usain Bolt!’.

Gatlin was simply cold-shouldered by the London crowd and the American had responded with a ‘keep quiet’ gesture by putting his index finger on his lips.When bronze winner Bolt’s name was announced, the crowd responded with loud cheers.But as soon as the announcer in French took Gatlin’s name, the crowd booed him. It was not a prolonged boo though as some sections of the crowd began to clap in acknowledgement of Gatlin’s victory.Interestingly, athletics’ world governing body (IAAF) chief Sebastian Coe had earlier said that the American should have been banned for life for a 2006 dope offence.The IAAF President Coe also gave away the medals to Gatlin, Coleman and Bolt as it’s customary for the global body cheif to do the honours of the blue-riband event of the championships.