Usain Bolt of Jamaica defended his Olympic gold in style at London's Olympic Stadium on Sunday night, crossing the finishing line in just 9.63 seconds.
Proving that he is the undisputed fastest man on the planet, the 25-year-old Jamaican broke his own Olympic record of 9.69 that he set at Beijing in 2008. His performance at London Olympics was just .05 short of the world record time - 9.58 seconds - he set at the 2009 World Championships.
Yohan Blake, Bolt's teammate from Jamaica and 2011 world champion, finished second with a time of 9.75 seconds to clinch the Silver and USA's Justin Gatlin finished third with a time of 9.79. Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey of the USA were placed fourth and fifth with a time of 9.80 and 9.88 respectively.
Days before the Olympics begun, many doubted if his fitness would deny him the second gold in the men's 100 metre race. The fact that his teammate Yohan Blake beat him in both the 100 metre and 200 metre at the Jamaican Olympic trials this year suggested that he might not be the same Bolt that the world saw in Beijing but that was not to be on Sunday night. He is still the fastest man on the planet.
Hinting that nobody can be faster than him, Bolt told CNN that if someone has to break 9.4 barrier, it has to be him. There were speculations if he could better his own world record.
"Everyone has been talking about 9.4 all season," Bolt told CNN in an interview last month. "If it's possible I am the one."
With the gold on Sunday night, Usain Bolt became the only second person to defend men's 100 metre Olympic title. Carl Lewis is the man to defend Olympic gold in the event.
Another Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defended her Olympic gold in women's 100 metre race on Saturday night.