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Despite a sluggish start, Usian Bolt picked up in the middle of the race to power home in an Olympic record of 9.63 - the second-fastest time ever - with Blake second in a personal best-equaling 9.75. USA's Justin Gatlin came third, also in a PB, in 9.79.
"I was slightly worried about my start, I slipped a little in the blocks. I don't have the best reactions, but I secured it and that's the key," said Bolt.
"My coach told me to stop worrying about the start and concentrate on the end because that's my best," he added.
All eyes were on Usain Bolt, Lane 7 as the best runners of the planet took off for the ultimate glory, but some of the eyes would have deferred to a certain Yohan Blake in Lane 5 but again it was Justin Gatlin who had the fastest start taking lead and maintaining it for the first 30m before Yohan Blake and Tyson Gay inched ahead.
'It means a lot because there were a lot of people doubting me. It was great to come out and show I am still number one, I am still the best,' Usian Bolt said.