Usain Bolt makes history again

Usain Bolt’s dream of claiming an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’ of sprint titles in Rio was still alive after he stormed to 100 metres victory in 9.81 seconds on Sunday night, beating America’s Justin Gatlin into second.

In a repeat of the result at last year’s World Championships Bolt got a predictably terrible start but came from behind to overhaul drugs cheat Gatlin, who clocked 9.89, in the dying metres. Canada’s Andre de Grasse clinched the bronze medal in a personal best 9.91.