Jamaica’s Usain Bolt had a slow slat but a marvelous finish to create a record nobody is sure would be surpassed or even matched any time in this generation and some say in this life time.
With 9.81 seconds he won the 100m gold medal at the Rio Olympics. It was his third consecutive 100m gold, having won in Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and now in Rio 2016.
Nobody in history has ever done so. The big man of track and field did in Rio what will be talked about for ages.
He thrilled the crowd with his strides and their ovation was tremendous. Justin Gatlin of USA won the silver with 9.89 seconds. He was also in line for history if he won. Nobody had performed that feat 12 years apart.
He won the gold in Athens Games in 2004 and at 34 he was the oldest man on the block for the final.
He had a blistering start and led the pack up even beyond the 50m mark before Bolt overtook him and finished in style. Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the bronze with 9.91 seconds.