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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold


Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre. Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold to complete first part of 'triple-triple' attempt (Image credit: rio2016.com)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin, twice banned for doping offences, finished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt to take silver. “Somebody said I can ...

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Usain Bolt: I’ll win all three gold medals at Rio 2016


Usain Bolt, the most decorated sprinter of all time, is oozing with confidence as he edges closer to realizing his “Triple-Triple” gold medal dream at the Olympic Games in Rio. Speaking exclusively to CNN’s Amanda Davies, the world’s fastest man, who turns 30 on August 21 — the final day of the Olympics — is certain he’ll finish in top ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt calls for faith but questions if rivals are drug free


Usain Bolt has defended athletics at a news conference that featured a dance troupe and a rapping Norwegian. Amid the razzamatazz, the six-time Olympic champion, 29, made a serious point about the future of the sport. The run-up to the Games was dominated by Russia’s doping scandal, while American rivals Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt have served drug bans. “People ...

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Usain Bolt named in Rio 2016 Jamaica squad after injury scare

Usain Bolt will be defending three titles from London 2012 in Rio this summer

Usain Bolt will defend both his Olympic 100m and 200m titles and the 4x100m relay title after being named in the Jamaica team for Rio 2016. There had been worries over his participation after he injured a hamstring at the national trials. The six-time Olympic champion – who is the 100m and 200m world record holder – is part of ...

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Usain Bolt: Olympic champion stumbles to 100m win in Jamaica

Bolt (centre) sent out a warning to his rivals for the Olympic title with victory in Kingston

Olympic champion Usain Bolt recorded the second fastest time of the year in winning a 100m race in Jamaica despite stumbling out of his starting blocks. Bolt ran 9.88 seconds at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston. Only Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut (9.86) has gone quicker. After a poor start, Bolt caught fellow Jamaicans Yohan Blake, the London 2012 silver medallist, ...

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Usain Bolt to run in London Anniversary Games

Usain Bolt will look to defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles at the Rio Olympics (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will prepare for the Rio Olympics by competing at the 2016 London Anniversary Games. The six-time Olympic champion returns to the track where he won triple gold at the 2012 London Olympics to take part in the event from 22-23 July. London, which is part of the IAAF Diamond League Series, will host Bolt’s final race before ...

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Bolt, Eaton and Taylor nominated for Athlete of the Year award

Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor (Getty Images) © Copyright Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor (Image credit: Getty Images)

Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor are the three men’s finalists for the 2015 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award. Bolt successfully defended his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. The Jamaican sprinter clocked a world-leading time of 19.55 when winning the 200m. Eaton won his second successive gold medal at the ...

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