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What time does Usain Bolt run today? Rio 2016 Olympics

The world's fastest man already holds both the world record at 19.19 seconds and the Olympic record at 19.30 in the 200m.

The Jamaican considers the 200 his specialist event and has promised to mount a Rio assault on his 1999 world record of 19.19, but that will have to wait for the final.

Bolt secured the 100 metres title on Sunday to take another step on the path to an unprecedented third successive sweep of all three Olympic sprint titles - 100, 200 and 4x100 metres.

"It wasn't perfect today, but I got it done and I'm pretty proud of what I've achieved. I'll be much better tomorrow".

If he does the same in the 200m, the last piece to his historic performance would be the 4x100m relay.

Most who has shown were crowded in seats along the opening curve, and they made plenty of noise when Bolt came onto the track. And as he starts working his way through the curve, it's easy to see that his long-legged, 6-foot-5 frame was built for the longer race. "It's not even about time at this stage, it's about execution". By the end of the brief, 10-second run, Bolt was one gold medal closer to his dream of becoming immortal.

Canada's Andre de Gasse, the bronze medallist in the 100, ran the quickest time of the session, clocking 20.09 to cross first in the final heat. It's that balancing act between interaction and also being a fly on the wall, letting him run around - and you also have to avoid tripping over everything around the stadium because you're also running backwards in front of him. "My chances are really good, I been training really hard and I'm feeling more speed and strength".

Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100-meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



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