Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Beijing Olympics: 100 metres record broken 2008
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) produced a stunning performance to win the men's 100 metres Olympic title in a new world record time of 9.69 seconds. The 21-year-old held the old record of 9.72secs but beat Richard Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago - 9.89secs) while Walter Dix (United States) was third in a time of 9.91secs. After his victorious The Lighting Bolt held his golden shoes aloft kissing them several times and draping himself in the Jamaican flag. Australian Dr Herb Elliott, former CEO of Puma North America and now the Jamaican team chief doctor, immediately moved to scotch suggestions that the youngster was doped. The former athlete and doctor (biochemistry) confirmed the champion has been tested over and over again.