Bolt reigns supreme

The results are in and you have voted Usain Bolt, the old, the new 100m world champion, as your Performance of Day 2.

He may have described it as "definitely my hardest race", but in the run for your performance of the day, he was never in doubt. The 29-year-old Jamaican received 64.30% of the votes, of which half consisted of the website vote below and half of a live WeChat vote amongst spectators in the stadium during day three's morning session.

His 100m gold means he now possesses a staggering 21 global medals (6 Olympic, 11 world championship, 3 world junior and 1 world youth). Head this way to read about the race that will go down in history.


Of course cheering on your favourite athletes at the world championships is one thing, but we want the fan experience to go further than that. The IAAF, in conjunction with Official Partner adidas, is asking you, the fan, to vote for your favourite performance of each day.

After every evening session, a panel of experts will pick three athletes, who in any shape or form grabbed their imagination and will leave it to you to choose the winner.

Today's shortlist features a three-time 100m world champion, a heptathlon queen regaining her crown and Thor – a hammer-wielding god.

Usain Bolt

The 29-year-old Jamaican silenced all of his doubters ensuring he sits firmly atop the 100m throne. Bolt took the victory in 9.79 making him the proud owner of an incredible six individual world championship gold medals. 

Jessica Ennis-Hill

After two gruelling days of competition in the Beijing heat, the heptathlon world champion from Berlin 2009 regained her gold. Even more impressive: the reigning Olympic champion only gave birth to son Reggie 13 months ago! 

Pawel Fajdek

The Pole's victory was never really in doubt. His fourth round throw of 80.88m secured him the win by over two metres as he retained his hammer throw title, making him only the third man to do so in the history of the event.