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Olympics 100m final: Usain Bolt wins gold at London 2012

Usain Bolt won the 100m in an Olympic record time of 9.63sec. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Men’s 100m final – the race – Bolt who wins in 9.63 secs – a new Olympic record

As thousands of flash bulbs dance around the stadium, and the nerves of 80,000 people give way to a noise that only grows and grows, the stadium announcer calls for silence. Eventually, he gets it. There’s a delay of a two or three seconds, Usain Bolt crosses himself, and they’re off! Gatlin does get a dream start … but there’s no stopping Bolt who wins in 9.63! A new Olympic record! Yohan Blake is second in 9.75 secs, Justin Gatlin third in 9.79 and Tyson Gay fourth in 9.80 sec. Seven of the eight finalists break 10 seconds – only Asafa Powell, who pulled up and finished in 11.99 sec – was outside it.                  Continue reading

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