Bolt shatters his own 100 metres world record in Berlin

August 16, 2009


Jamaica’s Usain Bolt obliterated his own world record on Sunday as he won the men’s 100 metres final at the world athletics championships in an incredible, mind-boggling 9.58 seconds.

One year to the day from his world record breaking victory in the Olympic final in Beijing, Bolt blew away the field on the blue track in Berlin. American Tyson Gay ran 9.71 to take silver, and Asafa Powell was third after running 9.84.

Congratulations, Usain… must be the power of the yam!

PHOTO: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men’s 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach


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Congratulations on a new world record!

Posted by Some Guy | Report as abusive

“”Very good, bolt..the best men the world of 100 e 200 metres…

Posted by valdison | Report as abusive

It is only the Jamaican yam and dumplin

Posted by Councillor Blake | Report as abusive

is “Bolt” his real name? or has he earned that nickname from his amazing speed, i wonder

Good question, Sean. AFAIK it’s his real name … not bad to be born with a name and talent that combine to make you a headline writer’s dream…

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive