Usain Bolt

Rio 2016: Gatlin is slowing down - Bolt

Usain Bolt was unsurprised to see Justin Gatlin fail to make the final of the 200 metres at Rio 2016, claiming the American is "slowing down".

Reigning champion and world record holder Bolt booked his place in the final by winning his heat in a season's best 19.78 seconds, though Andre De Grasse ran him close to the line.

Ellen's Usain Bolt tweet deemed racist

On Monday, the daytime talk show host's official Twitter account tweeted a doctored image of Ellen riding the back of the gold medalist.

The photo is the now famous one of him smiling as he heads to winning the men's 100m race at the Olympics in Rio.

The tweet's caption from Ellen reads "This is how I'm running errands from now on."

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt cruises to victory in Olympic 200m heats

Bolt is halfway through what may be the final chapter of a historic Olympic "triple-double" in the men's sprints, as he hopes to add the 200m gold to the 100m crown for the third consecutive Games.

The Jamaican won the 100m final in 9.81 seconds on Sunday night (Rio time), beating home Justin Gatlin (9.89) and Andre De Grasse (9.91) for the gold.

He is focused on a third straight victory in the 200m, which he also won in Beijing (2008) and London (2012), and moved a step closer when he strolled across the line to win heat nine in 20.28.

Bolt claims third gold in 100m sprint

Bolt crossed the line in a season's best time of 9.81 seconds, with American Justin Gatlin just seven hundredths of a second slower to win silver yesterday.

Canada's Andre DeGrasse took the bronze.

The win takes Bolt a step closer to his goal of winning a historic triple-triple, which is the combination of winning gold in the 100m, 200m, and the 4X100m relay, in three consecutive Olympics.

The men's 200m sprint heats get under way on toda.


Usain Bolt eyes history against Gatlin after Michael Phelps heroics

A day after American swimmer Phelps brought the curtain down on his extraordinary career with a record 23rd gold medal, Bolt will attempt to complete the first leg of an unprecedented "triple-triple" in the 100m at the Olympic Stadium.

With semi-finals scheduled at 9pm local time (10am Monday AEST), Bolt is poised to line up for the final at around 10:25pm (11:25am AEST) where he will aim to clinch a third consecutive 100m crown after wins in 2008 and 2012.

The Jamaican superstar made his opening bow in Rio during Saturday's heats, coasting to victory in 10.07sec.

Bolt wins in London

The six-time Olympic champion ran home in 19.89 seconds - 0.15 secs ahead of Panama's Alonso Edward with Britain's Adam Gemili third.

Bolt's performance will have eased concerns after he missed the Jamaican trials earlier this month with injury.

Bolt says Rio will be his last Olympics

The Jamaican sprint king had raised the prospect of prolonging his Olympic career in January after revealing that his coach Glen Mills had suggested his fitness would carry him through to Japan.

However Bolt said the curtain would come down on his Olympic career in this year's games in Rio de Janeiro, where he is targeting three more gold medals.

'Enjoy the moment': Usain Bolt inspires Irish rugby team

The group of 40 players and management were thrilled as they entered the team room to find Bolt waiting to meet everyone and share his thoughts on preparation and performance at major championships. 

Usain Bolt boots home penalty in dizzy challenge

Fresh from his triple gold medal haul in Beijing, the Jamaican became the latest celebrity to take the Global Goals Challenge, a fundraiser that lists it aim as 'fights for fundamental rights and sustainable development to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice'.

For Pacific athletes, getting to worlds is what matters most

After work, it's back to the track, where he runs alone. “I have a coach, but no more athletes, they've all gone to college,” he says.

For Ngirchongor, all the hard work paid off this week when he competed on the same track as Usain Bolt in the preliminaries of the 200 meters at the world championships.

He posted the slowest time of all 54 runners in the field, finishing more than three seconds behind Bolt, but set a new personal best of 23.93 seconds.