Usain Bolt wins vs Yohan Blake in men’s 100m final, takes Olympic Gold medal

By on Aug 6, 2012 in Sports Comments
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica successfully defended his men’s 100m Olympic title at London 2012 on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Bolt won his second Olympic gold medal over another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, according to London 2012 coverages.

The 25-year-old Bolt went out of the blocks in fifth but went on to win the race with the second quickest time in history and an Olympic record in 9.63.

The world record set in Berlin by Bolt himself in 2009 stands at 9.58.

Blake settled for silver as he checked in at 9.75. The reigning world champion was able to equal his personal best time.

Justin Gatlin of the US took the bronze medal with a time of 9.79.

It was reportedly one of the fastest men’s 100m with the first seven men all breaking 10 seconds. It could have been a historic run with all eight runners with under 10 seconds. However, Jamaican Asafa Powell suffered an injury shortly before getting into the finish line and limped home in 11.99.

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