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Olympic Games 2008: Usain Bolt smashes the world record to win the men's 100m dash in 9.69!!!

16 August 2008
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Usain Bolt smashes the world record to win the men's 100m dash in 9.69 Usain Bolt smashes the world record to win the men's 100m dash in 9.69
Video of Michael Johnson's reaction on 100m final at Olympic Games 2008. Download and watch right now.

Video of Gail Devers reaction on 100m final at Olympic Games 2008. Download and watch right now.

1. Usain Bolt (JAM) - 9.69
2. Richard Thompson (TRI) - 9.89
3. Walter Dix (USA) - 9.91
4. Churandy Martina (AHO) - 9.93
5. Asafa Powell (JAM) - 9.95
6. Michael Frater (JAM) - 9.97
7. Marc Burns (TRI) - 10.01
8. Darvis Patton (USA) - 10.03

Jamaican Usain Bolt continued his strong recent stretch of commanding runs, winning the gold medal in the men's 100m dash Saturday night while setting world and Olympic records at 9.69.

Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago finished second in 9.89 and American Walter Dix earned the bronze in 9.91. Both runners ran personal bests.

Former world record holder Asafa Powell finished in 9.95. The other American in the final, Darvis Patton, finished eighth in 10.03.

A self-titled 200m specialist, Bolt only recently started running the 100m. He begged his coach to try it and worked several months before this season on his start. When he originally took the world record in May with a 9.72 in New York, it was just his fifth time racing the event.

The man missing from everyone's dream final was Tyson Gay of the United States, who finished fifth in his semifinal and did not qualify.

For Gay, the Olympics was his first competition since falling injured in a 200m race at U.S. Trials. He said his leg was not injured in Beijing, but his fitness may not have been peaking.

Bolt is the first Jamaican to win gold in the 100m. In previous Games, the country has captured silver three times: Herb McKenley in 1952, Lennox Miller in 1976 and Donald Quarrie in 1976.

Bolt is also entered in the 200 meters. First round heats in the event begin Monday.



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Video of Michael Johnson's reaction on 100m final at Olympic Games 2008. Download and watch right now.

Video of Gail Devers reaction on 100m final at Olympic Games 2008. Download and watch right now.

1. Usain Bolt (JAM) - 9.69
2. Richard Thompson (TRI) - 9.89
3. Walter Dix (USA) - 9.91
4. Churandy Martina (AHO) - 9.93
5. Asafa Powell (JAM) - 9.95
6. Michael Frater (JAM) - 9.97
7. Marc Burns (TRI) - 10.01
8. Darvis Patton (USA) - 10.03

Jamaican Usain Bolt continued his strong recent stretch of commanding runs, winning the gold medal in the men's 100m dash Saturday night while setting world and Olympic records at 9.69.
Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago finished second in 9.89 and American Walter Dix earned the bronze in 9.91. Both runners ran personal bests.
Former world record holder Asafa Powell finished in 9.95. The other American in the final, Darvis Patton, finished eighth in 10.03." target="digg"> Digg


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