Monday 6 August 2012


Usain Bolt is now the second athlete in history to defend his 100-meter title by blazing into a new Olympic record of 9.63. Bolt who before winning this Olympic medal he has been below his peak performance due to injury and was tipped by analysts as silver contender. 

This prediction was buffered by the performances of his country man and team mate Yohan Blake who outperformed Bolt in the Jamaican Olympic qualifying a month ago, winning 9.86 to 9.88.

Blake further prove the above by winning his first round and semifinal runs at 10 and 9.85 seconds respectively while Bolt was relatively below these records till the final race.
At the final stage of the men’s 100m, Bolt brought out what made him the best and the fastest man in the world to set another world record of 9.63 and qualified as the second man to defend his title at the Olympic event after Carl Lewis of United States. He reversed the table by outperformed the likely winner Yohan Blake to second position and Gatlin to the third position respectively.

According to Blake:
''There was a lot of people saying that I wasn't going to win. There was a lot of talk,''Bolt said. ''For me. it was an even greater feeling to come out and show the world I'm still the best.''

''My ultimate goal is to become a legend'.''

''Staying on top of the podium in 2012 was far more difficult than getting there for the first time in Beijing Games 2008.''

Conclusively, Bolt has the three fastest 100 meters in history to himself

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