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Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 5:01 PM

Top 5 Olympic

100m final times

9.63: Usain Bolt (London 2012)

9.69: Usain Bolt (Beijing 2008)

9.84: Donavan Bailey (Atlanta 1996)

9.85: Justin Gatlin (Athens 2004)

9.86: Maurice Green (Sydney 2000)

Jamaican Olympic

100m medallist

Usain Bolt (2)

Lennox Miller (2)

Yohan Blake (1)

Donald Quarrie (1)

Herb McKenely (1)

Jamaica Olympic

100m medals

2 Gold | 4 Silver | 1 Bronze

Olympic Record

9.63 (Usain Bolt - London 2012)

They said what?

Usain Bolt: "Its great to finally get started. I am happy and looking forward to the semis and final. It's going to be really good."

Yohan Blake: "Pressure? All the pressure is on Usain Bolt. I am in really great shape. I fear no one."

Justin Gatlin: "It felt good. I was in control. I just wanted to get through and get ready for the next day."

Trayvon Brommel: "Now the

jitters are out the way. I'm ready to keep moving forward."

Nickel Ashmeade: "I wasn't planning to run so fast yesterday but I'm through and now I want to push for a podium spot. I have to try right?"

Medal Predictions:

Raymond 'KC' Graham

1: Usain Bolt 9.79

2: Justin Gatlin 9.84

3: Andre de Grasse 9.88

Andre Lowe

1: Usain Bolt 9.66

2: Justin Gatlin 9.78

3: Yohan Blake 9.81