Monday, 15 August 2016

RIO2016: Usain Bolt Wins 100m Gold and Set A New Record

Jamaican Usain Bolt became the first Athlete to win three Olympic 100m gold medal by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016.
Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and Londoin 2012.
Gatlin twice banned for doping offences finished 9.89 seconds to take the silver medal.

Bolt said "Somebody said i can become immortal. Two more medals to go and i sign off".

Canada's Andre de Grasse took bronze in a personal best of 9.91 seconds ahead of Bolt's Jamaican team-mate Yohan Blake.

Bolt remains on target to leave Rio with a third successive Olympic treble, and ninth gold, havin won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles in 2008 and 2012 at Beijing and London respectively.

"It wasn't perfectly today but i got it done and i am pretty proud of what i've achieved - nobody else has done it or even attempted it, Bold said"

Bolt was slower out of the blocks than 34-years-old Gatlin, who was aiming to regain the tittle he won at Athens 2004. But he surged through from 60 metres to pass Gatlin and comfortably win his seventh Olympic gold.
Bolt received a hero's reception as he walked out into Rio's Olympic stadium before the race, and the crowd chanted his name after his victory.

"It wasn't about the time, it was just about winning the gold and going out on top," said Michael Johnson, four-time olympic champion.

The world record holder, who said in February he would retire from athletics after the 2017 world championships, competes in qualifying for the men's 200m on Tuesday, with the 4x100m relay begining on Friday.

American Justin Gatlin look disapointed after finishing behind Bolt to settle for the Silver medal