Usain Bolt breaks Olympic record in 100m
Usain Bolt storms to victory in the 100m final
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Monday, 06, Aug 2012 11:16
By Mark Fordham
Usain Bolt emphatically silenced any doubters as to his place in the history of sprint champions with a dominant win in the 100m final last night (August 5th).
The Jamaican had been beaten twice by training partner Yohan Blake in the country's national championships but Bolt broke his own Olympic record to ensure his status as the best sprinter ever.
He ran the second-fastest time ever in 9.63 seconds to beat Blake and former drug cheat Justin Gatlin.
Bolt was slowest out of the blocks and had to do a lot of work to catch up to his rivals but once level, the Jamaican was away from the rest of the pack.
Seven men in the race all went under ten seconds, with only Asafa Powell failing to break that mark as he pulled up injured.
After the race, the sprinter proclaimed that he is "one step closer" to becoming an Olympic legend.