Usain Bolt wins 100m dash at Rio Olympics

– Usain Bolt has won a third consecutive 100m Olympics medals

– USA’s Justin Gatlin came second ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has won the 100m title at the ongoing Rio Olympics hence becoming the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles.
Usain Bolt won the 100m at the Rio Olympics

Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

American Justin Gatlinfinished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt to take silver.

“Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal,” said Bolt.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse took bronze in a personal best of 9.91, ahead of Bolt’s Jamaican team-mate Yohan Blake who finished fourth.

Bolt remains on target to leave Rio with a third successive Olympic treble, and a ninth gold, having won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles in 2008 and 2012.

The world record holder, who said in February he would retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships, competes in qualifying for the men’s 200 on Tuesday, with the 4x100m relay beginning on Friday.

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