Boos, then applause for Gatlin at medal ceremony
London, UK - Applause eventually drowned out the boos that greeted American Justin Gatlin when he received his gold medal for the 100m world title on Sunday at the London Stadium.
The booing, mixed with muted applause, was replaced by more enthusiastic clapping as Gatlin, who had been jeered throughout the heats and then even more so when he was announced the winner on Saturday, received his gold medal from Sebastian Coe, the IAAF president.
It had looked ominous when deafening roars rang out for Bolt as he stepped up for his bronze medal and then some boos greeted young American silver medallist Christian Coleman who looked slightly bemused. The two Americans then stood together, waiting for Bolt, before shaking hands with each other and walking off down the tunnel.
Disrespectful to sport: Gatlin dad
The father of Gatlin said the booing of his son is "disrespectful to the sport". "He served his ban and he worked his heart out doing what he could," said Willie Gatlin.
Willie said he was not "upset" by his son being booed but added, "The fans booing is disrespectful to the sport. The sport has always been here and is going to be here after he leaves."