Usain Bolt achieved his aim of becoming a sporting legend on Sunday as he parched to the second-fastest 100 meters ever seen, a wonderful 9.63 seconds, to become the first man to win back to back Olympic titles on the path. He currently stands alongside Carl Lewis as the merely men with two 100 meters golds, although the American's second in 1988 came only after race winner Ben Johnson was disqualified for doping.
According to Bolt in reference to his opening heat on Saturday, When I went out in the first run, I felt 'I can do this. He crossed the line with his eyes on the clock, his face revealing a look more of relief than joy, before he pointed to the sky and carried on at nearly full bore round the bend to soak up the adulation of the delirious crowd. Having been disqualified for a false begin in previous year's world championships final Bolt was never going to risk a flying getaway but he was into his running speedily and up through his key rivals within a few meters.