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Bolt becomes 1st to win 100m Olympic title thrice

Usain Bolt became the first man in history to win the Olympic gold medal thrice in men’s 100m as he surged to the win in Rio 2016 Olympics.
•    Bolt won his third gold medal in 100m final after winning the race in 9.81 seconds beating USA’s Justin Gatlin who finished second with 9.89 seconds.
•    Canada’s 21-year-old prodigy Andre de Grasse won the bronze medal in 9.91 seconds. Jamaica’s Yohan Blake finished fourth with 9.93 seconds.
•    The win in Rio also means he successfully completes first step towards the ‘triple-triple’ bid. Bolt has already announced that this will be his last Olympics.
•    He now has seven gold medals in seven events at the Olympics Games. 
•    Other than the two 100m gold medals, He has won two gold medals in 200m and two more in 4x100m men’s relay with Jamaica. 
•    Bolt began the 100m race with slow start and was at fourth position after 40 meters but then surged ahead of his competitors in the last 20 meters

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