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Usain Bolt Record 9.63 Usain Bolt electrifies Half Way Tree in Olympic 100m final

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Usain Bolt Usain Bolt proved yet again he is the fastest man in the world, winning gold in the 100-meter dash on Sunday. His mark of 9.63 seconds set an Olympic record, and despite a slow start out of the blocks, he made up for it, blowing by the field to easily beat everyone to the line. Countryman Yohan Blake taking silver at 9.75 seconds and American Justin Gatlin the bronze at 9.79. It was Bolt's consecutive gold medal in the 100, having won in 2008 in Beijing. Watch CNN's Becky Anderson, Linford Christie and crowds in London react to Usain Bolt's win in the men's 100 meter dash. Bolt, 25, the Jamaican world record-holder and defending Olympic champion, exploded down the track at London's Olympic Stadium and won the gold medal in the 100 meters Sunday night in a blazing time of 9.63 seconds. The mark broke his Olympic record set in Beijing — 9.69 — and was just .05 seconds off the world record of 9.58 he set at the 2009 world championships. So, was Bolt bluffing us this year? He had suddenly become vulnerable, losing in both the 100 and the 200 to 22-year-old training partner Yohan Blake at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Bolt's starts were sluggish. His back was an issue. His hamstring was an issue. Some critics even said his partying might be an issue. Sunday night, there were no issues. He got out of the blocks fine — not great, but fine — and found himself, in Lane 7, slightly behind U.S. veteran Justin Gatlin, a sensational starter, in Lane 6. But as soon as he got his incomparably long stride going, the 6-5 Bolt caught Gatlin, passing him and everyone else. "Bolt was Bolt," Gatlin said. "He's a great runner. He's 6-5. That adds to his success. You have to try to neutralize that." Good luck with that. It was an eye-opening, jaw-dropping performance after so many months of speculation that the Bolt Era in track might be in decline. "He's an unbelievable sprinter," said Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Richard Thompson, who was seventh. "The entire world thinks he's unbeatable and right now he is." Blake, in Lane 2, finished in 9.75 to claim the silver medal. Gatlin, 30, the 2004 Olympic champion who served a four-year doping suspension that ended in 2010, finished in 9.79 for the bronze. "It means so much to me," Gatlin said. "It was a great race. One for the history books. I'm just glad to be a part of it." Tags: Usain Bolt 9.63 usain bolt world record 2012 olympics Yohan Blake Justin Gatlin 100-meter 100 meters fast Olympic record Jamaica USA track and field track field Carl Lewis Kevin Sulley House of Run Amy K. Nelson London 2012 London London Olympics 100m Final Usain Bolt 2012 - Gold Medal!! usain bolt new WR usain bolt 100m final usain bolt london 2012 usain bolt world record usain bolt WR usain bolt 2012 world record "London Olympics" "100m Final Usain Bolt 2012" "Gold Medal" "usain bolt new WR" "usain bolt 100m final" "usain bolt london 2012" "usain bolt world record" "usain bolt WR" "usain bolt 2012 world record"