Usain Bolt makes history as he clinches his 3rd consecutive 100m Olympic Gold

History was made at the ongoing Rio Olympics on Sunday, as Usain Bolt captured an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.
The 29-year-old Jamaican legend, competing in his final Olympics, powered over the line in 9.81seconds, vanquishing his drug-tainted American rival, Justin Gatlin, who took silver,
with Andre De Grasse of Canada claiming bronze.
In typical Bolt-fashion, the Champion galloped away in celebration after his superb win, basking in the adulation of the stadium and even taking selfies with fans during his lap of honour.
As reggae blasted out of the stadium sound system, the Jamaican superstar then delighted the fans with his traditional "lightning bolt" pose.
The victory left Bolt standing alone in the 120-year history of sprinting in the modern Olympic games.
No other athlete man or woman has ever won three consecutive individual Olympic sprint titles.
It also leaves Bolt on track to complete an incredible "triple-triple" of clinching 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles for a third consecutive Olympics.
Bolt's win marks his 18th gold in Olympics and World Championships since 2008.
After accumulating more golds on the track than anyone else, Usain Bolt, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion, has earned the right to be regarded as the greatest sprinter in the history of athletics.

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