#Rio2016: Usain ‘bolts’ to gold again in historic 100m win

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Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt has completed one-third of the perfect script for his final Olympic appearance in Rio after clinching the 100m gold by clocking in at 9.81 seconds.

The 29-year-old’s latest triumph is his third in the 100 after Beijing 2008 and London 2012, securing his place as the greatest sprinter of all time and the only man or woman to win it three times consecutively at the Olympics.

Bolt’s main rival, Athens 2004 gold medallist Justin Gatlin of the United States took the silver medal in 9.89 seconds, while Canada’s Andre de Grasse won the bronze in 9.91.

The Jamaican ace will now look forward to the 200 meters and the 4×100 meter relay as he is favoured to defend his titles in similar fashion.

“Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal,” he said.