Usain Bolt: Creates world record by winning 100 meters
Usain Bolt from Jamaica is the fastest sprinter of the world. He won gold medal in 100m at the Beijing Olympics in a world record time (9.69 seconds) on Saturday. His former world record was 9.72 seconds.
The 21 year old Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, has won his country's first Olympic title in the blue riband event and capped an amazing rise to the top of his sport.
When Usain Bolt was introduced at the start of the final, he struck a pose for the camera and smiled mischievously. He did not disappoint once the gun went off. He started strong and sailed away from the field with astonishing ease.
Bolt said, "I came out to make myself proud, and I did just that. It wasn't planned. I wasn't celebrating; I was excited".
Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago won the silver and American Walter Dix the bronze.
Asafa Powell, whose world mark Usain Bol bettered with a run of 9.72 in May, once again failed to deliver on the big stage and finished fifth.
Powell said, "I was very shocked I didn't get a medal. I really wanted to medal. If I would have gotten second, I would have been happy".
Powell feels happy for Usain Bolt. He said, "He is the best. There is no stopping him. He could have been faster".
Usain Bolt, a 200 metres specialist who has run only one professional race in the shorter distance before this year, will now turn his attention to becoming the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the Olympic sprint double.