Usain Bolt has achieved an unprecedented three-peat, winning his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m sprint in Rio de Janeiro.
The Jamaican sprinter took out the race in a time of 9.81 seconds, pipping Justin Gatlin of the US in 9.89s and Andre De Grasse of Canada in 9.91s.
Bolt won his first Olympic gold in the 100m in Beijing 2008, and defended the crown in London in 2012. He is now gunning to become the first athlete to achieve a ‘triple-triple’ of gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games.
Bolt set a world record time of 9.58s for the event in 2009.
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