Usain Bolt wins unprecedented third Olympic 100m gold medal

Usain Bolt

Gold: Usain Bolt (JAM)
Silver: Justin Gatlin (USA)
Bronze: Andre De Grasse (CAN)

The world’s fastest man proved that he is still, well, the world’s fastest man.

Usain Bolt won his third consecutive Olympic 100m gold medal Sunday night in front of an adoring crowd in Rio’s Olympic Stadium.

The Jamaican sprinter clocked 9.81 seconds, his slowest time in his three Olympic 100m finals. But it was fast enough to beat Justin Gatlin by .08 seconds.

Bolt became the first man to win three consecutive Olympic 100m gold medals. He is undefeated in his seven Olympic finals.

Canada’s Andre De Grasse claimed the bronze medal.

Bolt will return to the track Tuesday for the first round of the 200m, an event he has often described as his favorite. In his final Olympics, he is attempting to accomplish what he is describing as a “triple-triple”—winning three gold medals (100m, 200m and 4x100m) at three consecutive Olympics. He is already the only person to sweep those three sprinting medals twice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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