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06 Aug 2012

A bolt of lightning strikes London

Wonderful performances during 100m Men competition

The most eagerly awaited competition of the Olympic Games lived up to expectations, with as many as three athletes under 9”80. The gold medal victory was sealed breaking a new Olympic record with 9”63. The silver went to Yohan Blake, world champion at Daegu 2011, who ended the race in 9”75, while the bronze was secured by Justin Gatlin, Olympic champion at Athens 2004, with 9”79. It could have been the first final with all runners under 10”, but the injury of Jamaican Asafa Powell, a few meters away from the finish, prevented this from happening. In the women's 100m, yet another success for Jamaica with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who managed to secure her second Olympic gold in a row after Beijing 2008. The Jamaican athlete won with a time of 10”75, ahead of American Carmelita Jeter and team mate Veronica Campbell-Brown.