A Legend - Jamaica's Usain Bolt Wins Unprecedented Third 100m Title

by My-Island-Jamaica.com

Published August 15 2016

usain bolt wins 100m title in Rio Olympics 2016 Photo Courtesy: BBC

It was pandemonium in Jamaica last evening as the nation joined the athletic and sporting world in witnessing history.

Jamaica's own 'son of the soil', Usain St. Leo Bolt, won the men 100 meters race at the Rio Olympics to become the only human to win 3 back to back 100 meters Olympic titles!

You probably saw my note that preceded this? Yeah, there was an extreme level of tension & anticipation going into the semifinal of the Men's 100m final - especially so as many thought that Bolt was still not at his very best.

He looked OK in the heats, but the result from the 2015 world championships has taught me (and many others) never to doubt a champion, and moreso someone with the name, Usain Bolt.

And so he came back back looking like his smooth self in the semifinals and then came back out in less than an hour to create history:

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The commentator exclaimed, "He's immortal now!" It is one of the greatest athletic achievement of all time, if not the greatest".

"You have just seen a moment, the likes of which, none of us is ever likely to see again in this lifetime, or any other for that matter - he is a legend".

"He creates an electricity and an atmosphere that no other athlete can produce", he continued.

Whew! What a man?

And by the way, I want to take time out to single out Justin Gatlin. He probably made some mistakes but he remained a solid rival to Usain Bolt - despite the unfavorable criticisms . I was really impressed with his statement.

"Congratulations to Usain Bolt. He delivered, and credit to him," Gatlin said. "When it comes away from track, there is no rivalry. He has pushed me to be the athlete I am. It's an honour to say too that I have given him some of the closest races he has had." (The Gleaner)

Well said Justin! And thanks indeed for pushing Usain. Surely, his races would not have been as exciting without some like you driving him to be his best!

And by the way, we might still be in for another treat as Bolt remains on target to leave Rio with a third successive Olympic treble, having won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles in 2008 and 2012.

It's almost nonsensical now to ask, 'Can he do it'. A better question would probably be, 'What time will he need to do it'? :-)

I welcome your comments

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Aug 20, 2016
Amazing NEW
by: Monica

Represent Jamaica the beautiful ❀️

Aug 18, 2016
Usain Bolt NEW
by: Roxanne

Usain you Bloted out of this world. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Aug 18, 2016
by: Friend of Jamaica

Congretulation to Usain Bolt, who makes reality a dream! So happy for Jamaica too! All the best for the futur

Aug 17, 2016
Usain Bolt
by: Vivienne Mills

Usain Bolt He has made Jamaican here in Canada felt very proud of him , while we were watching the race when he won we were just shouting for joy He is the greatest sprinter in the world out of Jamaica , great food and good weather

Aug 16, 2016
Usain Spectaclur race
by: Anonymous

He has made us here in the USA very proud. We were in a restaurant watching the race, when he won the entire place was in an uproar. He is truly blessed with a gift.

Aug 16, 2016
Us a in Bolt
by: Shana

I'm overwhelmed by his performance. God has given him the ability to excel in this manner. I keep him in my prayers.

Aug 16, 2016
All Jamaicans should be Proud.
by: Sydney

About Usain Bolt one commentator says he is from another Planet.

Aug 16, 2016
Fastest man on earth!
by: Darlene LeoGrande

Even though the video cannot be played, I was watching along with millions of other people as it was happening. Usain Bolt is an amazing athlete, and it was so exciting to see the celebrations in the streets of Jamaica. He has made his mark in this world and Jamaica must be so proud.

Aug 16, 2016
Mohammed Ali's competitor as The Greatest!!
by: Anonymous

Do you realise how many Jamaicans were participating? Besides our illustrious Team straight from yard, the others were the 2 representing Bahrain, 1 representing Turkey, and the South African superb runner, whose
mother is Jamaican! Go Jamaican blood!

Aug 15, 2016
by: Anonymous

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Aug 15, 2016
usain Bolt
by: Anonymous

this kind of feeling is indescribable. he true is great. we are so proud

Aug 15, 2016
Usain Bolt
by: Elizabeth Colefield

Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world...

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