Rio’s blue riband event beckons
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)
Usain Bolt (2)
Lennox Miller (2)
Yohan Blake (1)
Donald Quarrie (1)
Herb McKenely (1)
2 Gold | 4 Silver | 1 Bronze
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?"
Raymond 'KC' Graham
1: Usain Bolt 9.79
2: Justin Gatlin 9.84
3: Andre de Grasse 9.88
1: Usain Bolt 9.66
2: Justin Gatlin 9.78
3: Yohan Blake 9.81