Bolt Wins Gold, Sets Olympic Record
(LONDON) -- Usain Bolt accelerated to the finish, and propelled himself into the record books yet again.
Bolt captured the gold medal in the men’s 100m dash at the London Olympics and set an Olympic record in the process.
The Jamaican sprinter grabbed his second straight Olympic medal in the event by clocking a 9.63, the second fastest time in history. He is just the second man to have back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the event.
Bolt did not get off to a great start, but made up for it over the final 50m.
"I executed, and that's the key," Bolt said. "I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what's important."
Bolt bested Jamaican teammate and training partner Yohan Blake, who finished with the silver. American Justin Gatlin finished in third with a personal-best 9.79.
After the race, Bolt took a victory lap that including a kiss of the track and a somersault. He will try to defend his title in the 200m on Tuesday.
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