Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has won the 100 meter final, winning a gold medal and defending his Olympic title with ease. Bolt wasn’t so great at the start as he was slow moving out of the blocks. The Jamaican found himself trailing America’s Justin Gatlin at the halfway mark, but never looked like he was being beaten.
Bolt powered home in the closing stages to claim his 7th Olympic Gold at a time of 9.81 seconds. Gatlin managed to win the silver in 9.89 seconds, while Andre de Gras of Canada secured Bronze.
“Somebody said I can become immortal,” Bolt said moments after his triumph. “Two more medals to go and I can sign off Immortal.”