He was beaten in his own Olympic trials, but Usain Bolt came through when it really mattered.
The world record holder captured his second straight gold medal in the 100-meters blazing to an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.
He joins Carl Lewis as the only men to win the 100 in consecutive Olympics.
Bolt edged out fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake who settled for the silver medal. Blake beat Bolt in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Jamaican Olympic trials.
The bronze medal went to 2004 Olympic champ Justin Gatlin of the United States.
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