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Bolt Sets Olympic Record, Wins 100M

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt was beaten twice by a fellow countryman at the Olympic Trials.

Reports of his demise, as they say, were greatly exaggerated.

Bolt was only in sixth place halfway through the 100 meter dash at the London Olympics, but stormed back and set an Olympic mark by running the race in 9.63 seconds.

Another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, who defeated Bolt in both the 100 and 200 meter qualifiers back in Jamaica, won the silver.  American Justin Gatlin took the bronze.

Former LSU star Tyson Gay finished just out of the medals by one one-hundredth of a second.

Bolt is the first man since Carl Lewis to repeat as Olympic champion in the 100 meters.

The finals of the 2oo meters is Thursday.

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