Jamaican living Legend Usain Bolt clocks the second-fastest time ever, 9.63 seconds to win in London.
Usain Bolt has won the gold medal in the men’s 100m at the London Olympic Games after winning the final in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.
Bolt’s Jamaican training partner and biggest rival, Yohan Blake, claimed the silver medal in 9.75 secs and former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin won the bronze in a time of 9.79.
Bolt’s victory was the second-fastest 100m run in history, behind his world record time of 9.58, set in at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009.
Seven of the eight finalists ran under 10 seconds. The only man who didn’t dip under single figures was Asafa Powell who, somewhat ironically you could say, is the man to have run under 10 seconds 88 times, more than any other man in history. The former world record holder might have been injured.
Bolt kisses the track before doing his trademark celebration after running the second fastest time in history. Yohan Blake won silver in 9.75 to equal his own personal best, while Justin Gatlin claims bronze in 9.79, a new personal best.
London 2012 Olympics News:Athletics – 100m results
1 Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.63secs (OR)
2 Yohan Blake (Jam) 9.75 (PB)
3 Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.79 (PB)
4 Tyson Gay (USA) 9.80 (SB)
5 Ryan Bailey (USA) 9.88 (PB)
6 Churandy Martina (Ned) 9.94
7 Richard Thompson (Tri) 9.98
8 Asafa Powell (Jam) 11.99