Jamaican Usain Bolt has won a record third 100m title in the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.
Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds to beat Justin Gatlin to gold and follow up his titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
The Jamaican remains on course for the sprint ‘treble treble’, with the 200m and the 4x100m relay to come.
“I expected to go faster, but I’m happy I won,” he said. “I did what I had to.”
In a related event, South African Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record by 0.15secs to win 400m gold in 43.03. The mark stood for 6,198 days.
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