Usain Bolt sets Olympic record in 100

Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal after running the 100-meter dash in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds.

LONDON — Pulling away from the pack with every long stride, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his right index finger.

Yes, he’s still No. 1 in the 100-meter dash. Maybe not better than ever, but Bolt is definitely back.

Only sixth-fastest of the eight runners to the halfway mark Sunday night, Bolt erased that deficit and overwhelmed a star-studded field to win in 9.63 seconds, an Olympic record that let him join Carl Lewis as the only men with consecutive gold medals in the marquee track and field event at the Summer Games.

“Means a lot, because a lot of people were doubting me. A lot of people were saying I wasn’t going to win, I didn’t look good. There was a lot of talk,” Bolt said. “It’s an even greater feeling to come out here and defend my title and show the world I’m still No. 1, I’m still the best.”

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