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On this day in 2012, August 5, track and field legend Usain Bolt defended and set a new Olympic 100m record (race video from @olympics below).

Bolt ran 9.63, which at the time lowered his previous best of 9.69, done in Beijing 2008. The Beijing run was also a world record, which lasted for one year.

The 9.63 still stands as an Olympic Games 100m record.

Bolt was followed by fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake, who took silver in 9.75 and 2004 Olympic 100m Champion Justin Gatlin, third in 9.79.

All the finalists, expect Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, who pulled up in the race, ran under 10 seconds in what was the fastest Olympic 100m final in history.

“It was wonderful,” said the 25-year-old. “I knew it was going to be like this. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that it was going to be loud and it was going to be great.

“You can feel that energy, so I feel extremely good, and I’m happy.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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