The champion of Beijing and London added Rio to his list of conquered cities by striding to victory in 9.81 seconds.
"I'm really happy but I expected to go faster. After the semi-final I felt extremely good. I wanted to run faster but with the turnaround time
- we normally have two hours, but we had one hour 20 minutes - it was challenging."
“This is what we train for. I told you guys I was going to do it. Stay tuned, two more to go." Bolt tells BBC.
His main rival, Justin Gatlin of the United States, the 2004 Olympic
champion who later served a
suspension for doping , took the silver medal in 9.89 seconds.
Andre De Grasse of Canada won the bronze in 9.91.
Congrats to him!
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