Some had wondered if Usain Bolt had lost a step or two on the track heading into London, but he answered any and all critics with an incredible performance on Sunday. Bolt remained the fastest man in the world, winning the men's 100m final in 9.63 seconds.
The race was very close until the final 20 meters or so. Bolt did not get off to a great start at the gun, but somehow went into another gear as the finish line approached and won easily. The man simply cannot be beaten at this stage of his career.
Fellow Jamaican runner Yohan Blake took home the silver medal after racing in 9.75 seconds. Justin Gatlin, one of three Americans in the race, won bronze. He finished in 9.79 seconds, a personal best in official competition. Tyson Gay of the U.S. placed fourth in 9.80, while Ryan Bailey was fifth at 9.88.
Track & Field events will continue throughout the week in London.