Usain Bolt defended his 100m Olympic title with ease as he won gold in a time of 9.81 seconds ahead of Justin Gatlin in Rio de Janeiro.
The controversial American claimed silver in 9.89secs, while 21-year-old Canadian Andre de Grasse secured bronze in 9.91secs but both were left trailing by a trademark second 50m from the brilliant Jamaican showman.
Bolt adds Rio 2016 to London 2012 and Beijing 2008 to his Olympic 100m gold medal collection and he will now look to emulate the last two Games by adding 200m and 4x100m relay glory to his success on Sunday night.
In truth Bolt, not a great starter by his own admission, never looked like being beaten, and despite being slow out of the blocks again and trailing Gatlin at halfway he powered home in the closing stages to claim his seventh Olympic gold.
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