Jamaican born Usian Bolt already held the records for the 100m and 200m. But it wasn’t enough – on Sunday he broke his own 100m record, posting a time of 9.58 seconds.
Bolt holds the PUMA YAAM
The custom Theseus Pro sprint spike,
which he wore when shattering the record
This, from iol (ie. Reuters):
Berlin – Jamaican Usain Bolt smashed his own 100m world record with a scintillating time of 9.58 seconds to win the world championship final on Sunday.
The scarcely believable performance beat the 9.69 mark he set winning gold at last year’s Beijing Olympics and took the race into a time zone undreamed of before his arrival on the scene.
American Tyson Gay [stop it], the 2007 world champion, finished second in 9.71, the second-fastest time ever before Sunday’s fireworks and Jamaican Asafa Powell claimed bronze in 9.84.
“It’s a great time but I felt good in myself,” Bolt told the BBC. “I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy race but I did what I had to do.”
Bolt, who false-started in the semifinal, made a flying getaway in the final and was clear by 20 metres.
He crossed the line watching the clock before blowing kisses to the crowd, hugging his friend Powell and completing a lap of honour roared on by 70 000 cheering fans in the Olympic stadium. – Reuters
Congratulations, Usain. You’re a rock star.
This latest time should bring him one step closer to Herschelle Gibbs’s Bishops Sports Day record, performed when he was bored.
In a tracksuit.
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