Usain Bolt Sets New Olympic Record
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt yesterday night beat fellow training partner and fellow country mate Yohan”The beast” Blake to the 100 meters gold medal at the currently held olympics in london to a stunning world record of 9.63 seconds.
The Jamaican flier clocked a new Games best of 9.63sec to win gold after first picking up the title at Beijing 2008.That was just off the world record of 9.58 he set in Berlin in 2009 — and his second fastest time ever.
Bolt, 25, said: “When it comes to the Championships I run. I always knew I would be OK on that track.“My coach kept telling me to stop worrying about the race.“I was worried about the start. It still wasn’t the best start but I executed it.”
His victory was greeted with chants of ‘Usain, Usain’ from the 80,000 packed into the Olympic Stadium.He added: “I could feel the energy. I just knew the atmosphere would be like that out there.”
Only Carl Lewis had previously won two Olympic 100m golds in a row, first in LA in 1984 and then, in effect by default, when Ben Johnson tested positive four years later.
Bolt’s fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake took silver after equalling his personal best of 9.75 with American former drug cheat Justin Gatlin third in 9.79.
Had former world-record holder Asafa Powell not pulled up injured it would have been the first time in history that all EIGHT men had run under 10 seconds.