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Rio 2016: Brilliant Bolt Claims Third Straight 100m Gold

Jamaican legend, Usain Bolt became the first man in history to win three consecutive men’s 100m title at the Olympic Games when he surged to victory in Rio on Sunday.

The 29-year-old crossed the line in 9.81 seconds, finishing ahead of American rival, Justin Gatlin, who picked up the silver medal in 9.89 seconds.

Gatlin led the race at the half way mark, but Bolt showed typical acceleration to reel in the American and finish relatively comfortably.

The Jamaican remains on course for another sprint ‘treble treble’, with the 200m and the 4x100m relay to come.

Canadian, Andre de Grasse took bronze in a personal best of 9.91, ahead of Bolt’s Jamaican team-mate Yohan Blake.

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