Usain Bolt, ahas retained his position as the world’s fastest man.
The Jamaican sprinter completed an historic hat-trick of Olympic 100m titles, nailing his place as the greatest sprinter of all time.
Usain, till date remains the only person to win the Olympic 100 three times, a feat he accomplished at three consecutive Games.
The Jamaican secured his third win with a 9.81 seconds race, which he however is disappointed about.
Speaking to BBC One:
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I’m really happy but I expected to go faster. After the semi-final I felt extremely good. I wanted to run faster but with the turnaround time – we normally have two hours, but we had one hour 20 minutes – it was challenging.
This is what we train for. I told you guys I was going to do it. Stay tuned, two more to go.
His main rival, Justin Gatlin of the United States, the 2004 Olympic champion who later served a suspension for doping , took the silver medal in 9.89 seconds. Andre De Grasse of Canada won the bronze in 9.91.