clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2012 Olympics, Track & Field Results: Usain Bolt Wins Men's 100m Final

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.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.