Tuesday, 16 August 2016

History of 100 mtr sprint at the Olympics!

Bob Hayes - 1964

The American powered to gold in Tokyo and equalled the world record of 10.06sec

Jim Hines 1968

USA’s Jim Hines scorched to gold in Mexico in 9.95sec

Valeriy Borzov - 1972

Russia’s Valeriy Borzov (right) won the 100m in 10.07sec and also claimed the 200m gold.

Hasely Crawford - 1976

Trindad and Tobago’s Hasely Crawford - one of 11 children - beat Don Quarrie and reigning champion Valeriy Borzov to win in 10.06sec in Montreal.

Briton Alan Wells takes gold in Moscow

1980 Olympic Games, Moscow, USSR, Men’s 100 Metres, Great Britain’s gold medal winner Alan Wells waves as he stands on the podium with Cuban silver medallist Silvio Tartabull (left) and Bulgaria’s bronze medallist Peter Petrov.

Carl Lewis takes top honours in Los Angeles, 1984

American Carl Lewis raises his arms to the sky after crossing the finishing line at the Los Angeles Olympics.

Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson on the podium in Seoul, South Korea

Canadian gold medal winner Ben Johnson stands on the podium with USA silver medallist Carl Lewis (left) and Great Britain’s Linford Christie who took bronze, Johnson was later disqualified for failing a drugs test.

Christie takes gold in Barcelona

Linford Christie crosses the finish line to win the gold medal at the 1992  Olympics in Barcelona.

Donovan Bailey of Canada wins it in 1996

Donovan Bailey of Canada, right, defeats Frankie Fredericks of Namibia, center, and Dennis Mitchell of the USA for the gold medal in the 100m in Atlanta.

2000 Olympics 100M Greene

American Maurice Greene runs during the Men’s 100m Event for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Justin Gatlin wins in Athens, 2004

Justin Gatlin wins the gold medal in the Mens 100M at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

He does it again! Bold does the double in London

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt strikes a pose after winning the gold medal in the 100 meters at the 2012 London Olympics.

Bolt wins for the third Games in a row in Rio

Bolt completes his hat-trick of 100m Olympic titles beating former champion Justin Gatlin into second place.

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