Yes, a Usain Bolt 100 Meter world record. See the exciting Usain Bolt 9.58 video and photos here. The dazzling Jamaican sprinter and three-time Beijing Olympic champion set the new world record at the IAAF, World Track and Field Championships in Berlin Germany at the 1936 Olympic Stadium on Sunday August 16, 2009 becoming the Fastest Man in the World…again!
The celebrated sprinter from Jamaica known as the Lightning Bolt shattered his own world record of 9.69 by setting a stunning new one of 9.58 by shaving off 11 hundredths of a second (0.11) in a historic performance at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics as the Usain Bolt 9.58 video attests. He set the previous record a year ago at the Beijing Olympics where he won the three Gold medals.
The lanky sprinter is uncharacteristically tall at 6-foot-5 (1.95m) and moves with a remarkable and unique stride; his performance at the Beijing Olympics, in which he did not run full out for the entire 100 meters had led to unabated speculation as to just how fast the sprinter really is. We wonder now how much faster will he go next time? In the post-race interview, he offered his own assessment:
“I’ve said 9.4. I think it will stop at 9.4 but you never know. We’ll just keep racing.
Second place finisher U.S.A. sprinter Tyson Gay, the defending champion (a triple world champion), finishing in 9.71 (which is now the world’s 3rd fastest time for the 100 meter) and third place finisher the former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, with 9.84 offered their comments as well:
[Taylor]: “It showed a human can take it to another level.”
[Powell]: “I’m just so excited about Usain’s run, I’m stunned but it’s great to be a part of this.”
Usain Bolt, 100 meter world record holder added:
“I can believe what I have achieved and I’m proud of myself. I work hard for this so I’m happy. It’s just hard work and dedication and I got it right. It’s a great performance – it’s all fun. I will continue doing my best as long as I stay fit. It’s big in Jamaica so I just went out and did what I had to do.”
And that he did: setting a world record, winning a World championship and once again dazzling the world. Readers, what did you think of the race? Did you see it live?
Here are several photos from the August 16, 2009 record-setting race. More photos of Usain Bolt, 100 Meter world record holder and the exciting Usain Bolt 9.58 video are below.
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