Usain Bolt has made history at the Rio Olympics after winning his third consecutive gold medal in the Men’s 100m in an impressive time of 9.81.
Bolt beat rivals American Justin Gatlin (9.89, silver), Canadian Andre De Grasse (9.91, bronze) and Yohan Blake, who finished fourth in 9.93. The legend has won his seventh Olympic medal.
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Usain Bolt is now looking to also defend his 200m and 4x100m relay titles he won at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, with a new world record in the 200m his main aim, which will be an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’. He will be joined by 2011 world champion Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade in the 200m event.
Bolt jogged a 9.86 ahead of Canadian Andre De Grasse and American Trayvon Bromell to win his semi-final with the fastest time. Andre De Grasse finished second in 9.92 and Bromell in 10.01