Usain Bolt sets new world record in 100m sprint
Saturday, August 16, 2008
BBC Sport reported that Bolt set the new world record even though "he didn't even try all of the way."
Bolt passed through the semi-final with a time of 9.85, only 0.13 seconds behind his own world record time of 9.72. This is despite the fact that, according to the BBC, Bolt jogged the last twenty metres.
The Americanfailed to qualify for the 100 metre final. "I don't have any excuses. I'm pretty upset," said Gay after realizing he had failed to finish in the top four of the semi-finals, which took place approximately two hours before the final.
The world record for the 100 metres has dropped significantly since the record of 10.6 seconds was set byon July 6, 1912.
The ten second barrier was first crossed by United States on June 20, 1968.
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