Usain Bolt isn’t new to records. He’s made records in timings with fastest time in 100m and 200m with time of 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds respectively. The Jamaican has also made his mark with the relay team with time of 36.84 seconds in the 4X100m relay. In non-IAAF events, Bolt has set super-human times in 50m race with 5.47 second run and then 6.31 second run in the 60m race on the same day. A few days later, he became fastest in both 150m (bend) and 150m (straight) races. But now he’s setting records with medals too. His 100m Gold at Rio 2016 Olympics, with time of 9.81 seconds, is his third and the first time a man has achieved this feat. He now has won seven gold medals in seven events at Olympics.
The run left his nearest competitor Justin Gatlin behind by 0.08 seconds with Canada’s Andre de Grasse grabbing bronze in 9.91 seconds.
Bolt had won the gold medal in 2008 Beijing Games with a world record timing of 9.58 seconds and four years later, he went on to defend his title in London with a timing of 9.63 seconds.
The win in Rio also means he successfully completes first step towards the ‘triple-triple’ bid. Bolt has already announced that this will be his last Olympics.
Twitter was abuzz with activity in the early hours of India’s Independence Day to witness history in the making. And they weren’t disappointed as the fastest man on Earth did what he does best – fly past his competition and celebrate in his own unique style.
Bolt himself dedicated the medal to Jamaica by tweeting, “Jamaica stand up!!! This (is) for you my people”
Jamaica Stand Up!!!
This for you my people
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) 15 August 2016
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 15 August 2016
— Asafa Powell (@officialasafa) 15 August 2016
Pretty special effort by @usainbolt WOW what an athlete. Great to watch.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) 15 August 2016
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) 15 August 2016
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) 15 August 2016
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) 15 August 2016
Usain Bolt is still on for a ‘triple triple’ when he takes the track in the 200m race and the 4X100m relay.