Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt made history on Sunday when he won the gold medal in the men’s 100m dash to become the first athlete to win three straight Olympic titles in the event. The 29-year-old ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his successes at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
“I expected to go faster, but I’m happy that I won … I’m here to perform. I did what I had to” Bolt said.
Gatlin, who had been twice banned for doping offences, finished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt to take silver at 9.89. and Canada’s Andre de Grasse took bronze in a personal best of 9.91, ahead of Bolt’s Jamaican team-mate Yohan Blake.
ET reports that Bolt still has two more events coming up in Rio, with the men’s 200m on Tuesday and the 4x100m relay on Thursday. If the superstar sprinter takes the gold medal in both of those events, he’ll have nine career golds — more than any Olympian in history, except for swimmer Michael Phelps, who has 23.
Congratulations Bolt, Jamaica must be Proud
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