100 Meter Sprint Rio

Usain Bolt reaffirmed his status as ns world"s fastest man Sunday night, win his third straight gelb medal bei the 100-meter dash through a blistering run of 9.81 seconds.

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En route zu becoming the zuerst man to win three consecutive Olympic golds in the short-distance sprint, Bolt bested silver medalist justin Gatlin von the united States und bronze medalist Andre außerdem Grasse des Canada.

NBC Olympics on twitter provided a snapshot des the momente Bolt crossed the finish line and entered die record books:

Men's 100-Meter Dash Results
PlaceAthleteCountryTime (seconds)
1Usain BoltJamaica9.81
2Justin GatlinUnited States9.89
3Andre juni GrasseCanada9.91
4Yohan BlakeJamaica9.93
5Akani SimbineSouth Africa9.94
6Ben Youssef MeiteIvory Coast9.96
7Jimmy VicautFrance10.04
8Trayvon BromellUnited States10.06
Source: Rio2016.com

And here"s a complete overview of the to update medal count, which features the United States, China and Great Britain in the top three positions:

Bolt endured a great 1 hamstring tear during Jamaican qualifying, but it was clear throughout preliminary heats he was at complete strength wie he cruised past ns competition without substantially exerting himself.

The same held true in the semifinals, wie man Bolt ran a kühl 9.86-second 100 zu win his heat and clinch a spot in the final, as Bleacher Report"s Lars Anderson observed:


Bolt just dusted the field weist what looked prefer 80 percent effort. Verlief a season-best 9.86.


With that time bei tow together a benchmark, Bolt shed past ns competition bei the final. He placed on ns jets over die final 20 meters to cement his ar as ns greatest 100-meter sprinter in Olympic history.

According kommen sie ESPN Stats & Info, ns 29-year-old became ns second-oldest 100-meter dash champion in Olympic history.

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Shortly after die win, Bolt tweeted the end a message zu his compatriots an Jamaica:

Gatlin—who winner gold in 2004 und bronze an 2012—got off die blocks brilliantly an trademark fashion, and it appeared as despite he would offer Bolt a real scare v the first 50 meters.

Once the home stretch was bei sight, however, Bolt shifted into 5th gear und blew past the American bei what möchte go under as one des the most memorable moments von the 2016 Olympics.

Bolt will jetzt turn his attention to die men"s 200-meter qualifying heats Tuesday. He"ll climate attempt kommen sie make more background with his other Jamaican sprinters an the 4x100-meter relay beginning with qualification heats Thursday.

Post-Race Reaction

"It was brilliant," Bolt said, according to the Olympic news Service. "I didn"t go so fast, yet I"m deshalb happy i won. Ich told freundin guys ich was going kommen sie do it."

"Somebody stated I kann become immortal," Bolt added, von the Olympic news Service. "Two an ext medals zu go and I kann sign off. Immortal."

As for the silver and bronze medalists, both Gatlin and De Grasse showed up pleased v their showings in Rio.

"At die age des 34, zu race these young guys and still make die podium feels deshalb good," Gatlin claimed after his second-place finish, according to die Olympic news Service.

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"I"m speechless," de Grasse said von his bronze, von the Olympic nachrichten Serivce. "They"re probably jumping up and down screaming rückseitig home in Canada."

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