Usain Bolt of Jamaica made history by becoming the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m medal after beating American sprinter Justin Gatlin to win gold at Rio Olympic Games 2016.
He won gold in Beijing 2008; he won gold in London 2012 and has picked gold in Rio2016 with 9.82 seconds.
American Gatlin was 0.08 seconds behind Bolt, with Canada’s Andre de Grasse in third.
“Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.”
“It wasn’t perfect today, but I got it done and I’m pretty proud of what I’ve achieved,” he said. “Nobody else has done it or even attempted it. I expected to go faster, but I’m happy that I won. I did what I had to.”
“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.”