Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is now the fastest man on this planet. He has won the men’s Olympic 100 meters in great style. He broke his former world record of 9.72 seconds. He completed the race in only 9.69 seconds which is a new world record. Trinidadian Richard Thompson got second place and won silver medal. He completed the race in 9.89 seconds. American Walter Dix won bronze medal. He took 9.91 seconds. After wearing the Jamaican national flag to tour the Olympic stadium, and kissing the pair of golden track shoes, Bolt said, “I came here to prove I’m the best. I could even be 9.60.” His name and achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname “Lightning Bolt”.
He was always supported by his sponsor company “Puma”. After winning the 200 meters race in the World Junior Championships in Jamaica in 2002, Bolt was signed up by Puma. To promote Bolt’s chances for 100 meters race in Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Puma has released a series of videos showcasing Bolt’s world-record-setting run in the Reebok Grand Prix to his preparations for the Olympics. Even during the Beijing 2008 100 meters final, Bolt wore golden Puma spikes that read ‘Beijing 100 meters Gold’.
Congratulations to Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the Earth on winning the 100 meters race in such a grand style. If he had not slowed a wee bit, his world record would have become that much more unbeatable, considering even one hundredth of a second becomes so decisive in world sports! Also, hats off to him for his dedication and determination. Not easy to put up such a grand performance when resources and infrastructure for training are so limited! (not after Puma)