London lag gerade mal 24 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel. In Rio de Janeiro sind es 31 Meter. Die vier jamaikanischen Weltrekordler in der 4-xm-Staffel |. Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Im Lichtermeer des Olympiastadions von Rio de Janeiro hat Usain Bolt den ersten Teil seiner Mission drittes Gold-Triple. (SP)BRAZIL-RIO DE JANEIRO-OLYMPICS-MEN'S M RIO DE JANEIRO, August (Xinhuanet) -- Die Läufer konkurrieren beim.
Olympische Sommerspiele 2016/Leichtathletik – 100 m (Männer)Mit der 4 x m-Staffel zog der Jamaikaner an allen vorbei. Usain Bolt hat bei den Olympischen Spielen in Rio de Janeiro auch Gold mit. Bolts Gold-Läufe von Peking, London und Rio. Leichtathletik, Sprints | Olympia - Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Im Lichtermeer des Olympiastadions von Rio de Janeiro hat Usain Bolt den ersten Teil seiner Mission drittes Gold-Triple.
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Yet London was not the end. Phelps revitalised himself for one final shot at the Olympics, rekindling his love for the sport. It was fun — and successful — once again.
At Rio , he became the first swimmer to win an individual event 12 years apart and also the oldest individual swimming champion in history; though teammate Anthony Ervin broke that record three days later.
Phelps was able to bow out on far happier terms than he would have in ; he said that the Games had let him "feel like a kid again".
Walking down to the warm-up pool deck, I started to get choked up just thinking, 'That's it'. Marking the fully-fledged digital era, Phelps even became a meme during Rio He a face before his m butterfly semi-final against arch-rival, South African, Chad Le Clos, who was shadow-boxing in the waiting area.
It ultimately worked. Phelps went on to win the event for the third time at the Olympics, having taken silver behind Le Clos at London Bolt also thought he was done after London , having won the mm double back-to-back; pushing his younger Jamaican compatriot Yohan Blake to silver in both events.
I'm now a legend, I'm also the greatest athlete to live. I am in the same category as Michael Johnson," he said after winning the m.
In life, anything is possible but that [defending my titles in Rio] is going to be a hard reach. Bolt could have rested on his considerable laurels.
He had joined Carl Lewis as the only man to defend the Olympic m crown, while no one had ever retained the m title. Bolt achieved the feat despite struggling with a back injury through the preceding season.
But the prospect of immortality, a place in sporting history that transcended athletics, tugged at him. Bolt ran sparingly and unconvincingly in the lead-up to Rio , but he arrived with the boldest of aims: to once again win the sprint treble and become truly iconic.
While his m win at Beijing was unforgettable, thanks to his chest-slapping celebration as he crossed the finish line in world record time, his Rio triumph was special for another reason.
He was pitted against a resurgent Justin Gatlin in the m, the golden boy of athletics against the convicted drug cheat; fellow Olympic champion though Gatlin was.
And at 40 meters, Gatlin was in the clear and hunting a second gold of his own and only a second ever victory in nine races against his great rival.
Within the blink of an eye, he had caught and passed Gatlin before relaxing across the line to celebrate his entrance into the history books.
Remarkably, since taking home a trio of golds in Beijing, Bolt has yet to be beaten in a single major championship final, the one imperfect mark on his resume being his false-start disqualification from the m final of the World Championship.
It is in the m, though, the star attraction of the Olympics on the track, that Bolt has truly made his name; a fact made all the more remarkable given that he always claimed that it is the m that is his favorite event.
Indeed, the Olympics marked Bolt's international debut in the m. At a time when track and field is facing its greatest doping scandal since those Games in Seoul, Bolt, untainted by even allegations of cheating, is a godsend for the sport.
World bronze medallist Andre de Grasse showed his class to take a decisive victory in heat four. The year-old Canadian laid down a marker he will be a serious threat by stopping the clock in World finalist Su Bingtian of China, who made a strong start, faded to third in World indoor 60m champion Trayvon Bromell of the USA, who has had his injury issues this season, made a promising start but was outgunned in the final 30 metres by Ben Youssef Meite.
The African champion from the Ivory Coast was an impressive winner in While Bolt expects stars like Noah Lyles to dominate athletics in the coming years, he expects it will take time for his records — 9.