Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Usain Bolt made history today at 4:30 AM by becoming the first sprinter to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100m and 200m men’s final, solidifying his status as the greatest sprinter in history.

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

 

Bolt did it in a time of 19.78 seconds, which was very impressive for someone who jogged towards the end.

In second place was Canadian Andre Degrasse, who won the Bronze medal in the 100m final. European champion Christophe Lemaitre came in third place, much to his delight; this was a return to form for the Frenchman, who had not won a medal in four years.

Bolt has now won eight Olympic Gold medals, and will have to wait until Saturday to see if the 4*100m relay will earn him his ninth.

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