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Bolt creates history

Jamaicans celebrate in Montego Bay

Jamaicans continue to celebrate after Usain Bolt won his third Olympic 100 meter gold medal in a time of 9.81 seconds at the Rio Games.

He finished ahead of Justin Gatlin, who clocked 9.89 seconds while Canadian Andre de Grasse clinched the bronze medal with a personal best of 9.91 seconds. The fans delighted in Bolt's triumph and he went on his lap of  honour with a stuffed Games mascot as reggae music echoed around the arena.

Bolt, who turns 30 on the day of the Rio closing ceremony, August 21, famously claimed 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x100 meter trebles at the 2008 and 2012 Games, a feat never achieved before.     

In Rio, the 11-time world champion and world record holder is in search of an unprecedented third treble, with the 200 meter final on Thursday and the relay on Friday.

Jamaicans Celebrate

Jamaicans gathered in Half-Way-Tree Square, St. Andrew to watch the men's 100 meter final and it was a similar scene in St. James.

RJR News also spoke with Minister of Sports, Olivia "Babsy" Grange, following Bolt's Olympic triumph.

"I really want to congratulate Usain Bolt, he has gone down in History -  he is the king of sprints and he will be for a very very long time. The entire Jamaica is proud...."



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