Usain Bolt beats Gatlin to 100m gold

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won the gold medal in the 100m sprint, edging Justin Gatlin of the United States, who took silver.

Bolt posted a time of 9.81s, ahead of Gatlin on 9.89s, while Andre De Grasse of Canada takes bronze with a time of 9.91s.

This is the Jamaican's first gold medal at Rio 2016, but the third time that he has won Olympic gold in this event.

Bolt looked confident and even cocky in the build-up after posting an impressive time in the semi-finals, but was slow out of the blocks as Gatlin set the pace early on, before closing the gap with his last few strides.

Another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, came fourth; followed by Akani Simbine of South Africa; Ben Youssef Meïté of Côte d'Ivoire; Jimmy Vicaut of France; and Trayvon Bromell of the USA.

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