Breaking News: Usain Bolts to Olympic Record in 100 Meter Sprint
Usain Bolt finished first in the men’s 100 meter finals yesterday at the London Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter set an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.
His friend and teammate, Yohan Blake, won the silver medal with 9.75 seconds and American Justin Gatlin won the bronze medal with 9.79 seconds.
Bolt’s response was as bold as his racing style. “This gold means I am one step closer to being a legend so I’m working toward that,” Bolt said. “That’s just one step, I have the 200m to go so I can’t celebrate.”
The runner has a busy day ahead of him. Today he and other top sprinters are competing in the 200 meter sprint heats. Blake gave the media a nice quote with, “To be the second fastest man in the world behind Bolt is an honor.”
Bolt, Blake and the other Jamaican, Trinidad and Tobago athletes gave their island nations even more to celebrate. Today, August 6, is the 50th Independence Day of Jamaica and of Trinidad and Tobago.