Rio Olympics: Bolt creates history, wins third Olympic 100m gold


The Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, created history by clinching the third Olympic 100 m gold medal. He beat the American athlete, Justin Gatlin, to become the first athlete to win three Olympic 100 m golds. Earlier, he successfully won gold medals in Beijing Olympics and London Olympics. Now, it is his third consecutive victory. Though he managed to finish his run within 9.81 seconds, he could not improve his world record timing -9.58 seconds. Initially, he established a new World Record -9.69 seconds- in 2009. Later, he abruptly improved his performance and created a new World Record- 9.58 seconds- at Berlin in that year itself. Interestingly, he is the World Record holder of 200 m sprint and 4*100 m relay.

In 2009, he established a new record timing – 19.19 seconds – in 200 m by demonstrating an unexpected performance in Berlin. Unlike his previous runs, this time, the ‘Lightning Bolt’ faced tough competition from his co-runners, especially from Gatlin who finished just 0.08 seconds behind the world champion. The star already declared that this would be his final Olympic match. It seems that he is trying to perform his best at all his races. He will also take part in 200 m sprint and 4*100 m relay. Notably, De Grasse came third in the glamorous event of the Olympics, defeating the second Jamaican athlete and Bolt’s teammate, Yohan Blake. International Medias reported that the legendary athlete aims to win a third consecutive Olympic treble. While speaking to the reporters after the prestigious event, the legend asserted that he is happy with what he has achieved. Anyway, he admitted that he was not perfect.





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