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Usain Bolt New World Record – 9.58 seconds

Bolt set new world record in Berlin

Bolt set new world record in Berlin

  

 

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

The much anticipated showdown between two of the fastest men in the world came to a head today in Berlin during the IAAF World Championships in Track and Field.

 

     Bolt, from Jamaica, is the current world record holder in the 100 meter dash at 9.69 seconds, but Gay claimed that he could beat Bolt in Berlin and thus set a new world record.

 

    Both men have been doing their competing from afar this season. Tyson Gay posts an impressive time in the 100 or 200 meters in New York or Rome. Usain Bolt answers with a similar time in Paris or Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay

The last time a United States track & field team participated in Berlin was in 1936 when the legendary Jesse Owens won four gold medals.

 

    In Berlin the near capacity crowd of 74,000 watched as American Tyson Gay and “Lightning Bolt” exploded out of the blocks.

     Bolt was in third for the first 30 meters before blowing away the competition and setting a new world record in 9.58 seconds.

    American, Tyson Gay, finished second.

 

August 16, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , | Leave a comment