RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Usain Bolt became the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds for his seventh overall Olympic gold.
American Justin Gatlin, Bolt’s closest pursuer over the past four years, finished second, .08 seconds behind. Andre de Grasse of Canada won the bronze.READ MORE: 94-Year-Old World War II Veteran From Allegheny Co. Finally Receives High School Diploma
Bolt came into the Olympics not having run a 100 since June 30, when he pulled out of Jamaican national championships with a bad left hamstring.
The rehab began immediately, and on a muggy Sunday night in Rio, the shining star of track and field showed no signs of distress.READ MORE: On A Positive Note: 5th-Grader At McKee Elementary School Becomes Children's Book Illustrator
After a typically clunky burst out of the starting block, he started pulling away from Gatlin with about 30 meters left.
He’s not done. Qualifying for the men’s 200, his favorite race, starts Tuesday, with the relay on Friday.New Kensington Police Looking For Missing Carolyn Houser, Who Was Last Seen In December
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