BEIJING (AP) - There's no doubt who deserves the title of
"World's Fastest Man."
Usain Bolt of Jamaica easily broke his own world
record in the 100 meters to win the Olympic gold medal.
Despite slowing to celebrate, he still finished in 9.69 seconds.
Bolt stretched his arms out wide and put his palms out, then
slapped his chest just before crossing the line.
He came in well below his old mark of 9.72 seconds. Bolt's
specialty has been the 200 meters, and he only took up the dash
less than a year ago.
The race had been billed as a showdown, but it was not close at
all. Richard Thompson of Trinidad took the silver medal in 9.89,
and Walter Dix of the United States was third in 9.91.
Former world record-holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica was fifth,
while reigning world champion Tyson Gay of the United States failed
to qualify for the final.
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