On This Day in 2014: Another unbeatable display from Usain Bolt


Usain Bolt received the lads’s Olympic 100 metres last for an unparalleled 3rd time on this present day in 2016.

The Rio victory underlined what was once successfully already recognized – the game’s biggest showman was once additionally its very best ever.

At 29, Bolt had noticed his supremacy challenged within the build-up to the Video games. His earlier very best time of the yr, 9.88 seconds set in Kingston, was once most effective the fourth very best, with Justin Gatlin showing in higher shape.

Bolt took victory forward of Gatlin and De Grasse (Mike Egerton/PA)

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However Bolt’s semi-final successful time of 9.86 seconds in Rio was once the quickest of any individual, and the Jamaican went into the overall with a way of expectation on his shoulders.

He can be sluggish to get out of the blocks, slower than Gatlin, however Bolt had the facility to surge thru within the last 60 metres and win what was once then his 7th Olympic gold medal – regardless that he would later be stripped of his 2008 relay gold because of a doping violation through team-mate Nesta Carter.

The successful time of 9.81 seconds was once far from the arena report of 9.58 he had set seven years previous – a mark which nonetheless stands – suggesting Bolt were proper to claim sooner than the Video games that they'd be his remaining.

“It wasn’t very best nowadays, however I were given it finished and I’m beautiful pleased with what I’ve completed,” stated Bolt, who beat Gatlin through 0.08seconds with Andre de Grasse of Canada in 3rd.

Bolt would end the Video games with 3 golds – additionally successful the 200m after which the 4x100m relay (Martin Rickett/PA)

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“I anticipated to head sooner, however I’m satisfied that I received. I did what I needed to.”

Bolt would pass on so as to add to the 200m name and the 4x100m relay name to his assortment in Rio.

He did finish his occupation as deliberate after the 2017 global championships, regardless that he didn't pass out at the be aware he may have was hoping.

He settled for bronze within the 100m last, after which pulled up with a hamstring damage within the 4x100m relay last – being helped over the road for the overall time in his occupation through team-mates Omar McLeod, Julian Uniqueness, and Yohan Blake.