Usain Bolt Sprints into History in 100-Meter Final

Usain Bolt


updated 08/06/2012 AT 8:10 AM ET

originally published 08/05/2012 AT 5:30 PM ET

Usain Bolt silenced all doubters at the Olympic Games on Sunday, and emphatically remains the world’s fastest man.

The Jamaican sprinter, 25, clocked the fastest time in the fastest-ever field of runners to become just the second man in history – after the American Carl Lewis in 1984 and 1988 – to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in track and field’s signature event, the 100-meter dash.

Bolt’s time of 9.63 was an Olympic record and the second-fastest time ever, trailing his own world record of 9:58, set in 2009.

Bolt’s Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake, who notoriously beat Bolt at the Jamaican Olympic trials, won silver with a time of 9.75 seconds.


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