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Olympic fans delight in 'lightning' Bolt

posted 5 Aug 2012, 14:46 by Mpelembe   [ updated 5 Aug 2012, 14:47 ]

Fans in the Olympic park delight as they watch Jamaica's Usain Bolt storm to victory and retain his Olympic men's 100 metres title in London, saying it doesn't get any better than this.

They might not have tickets to the actual race, but that did not stop fans outside the stadium rejoicing as Usain Bolt romped to victory in the men's 100 metres final at the London Olympics on Sunday (August 5).
Fans packed every vantage point inside the Olympic Park as Jamaica's Bolt ran 9.63 to win one of the most anticipated 100 metres races ever.

Bolt was a crowd favourite inside and outside the stadium and did not disappoint.

"He's a legend isn't he?," Jamaican fan Lee McLeod told Reuters after watching his country's favourite son win.

"We have Bob Marley as a legend and Usain as a legend and I'm proud of it, that's why I want him to win, you get me. So he'll always be a legend."

"It's excellent, I reckon he was under a lot of pressure," added another fan, Adam Blake.

"It was a close race halfway. But 60 metres...he just went straight on and won it, fantastic. Can't get any better than this, will he get any better?"

Bolt had been beaten by his compatriot Yohan Blake twice in the past 12 months, including at the Jamaican trials earlier this year.

As a result, many fans had backed him to win but were not surprised by Bolt's sizzling performance.

"I was backing Blake but Bolt came good didn't he? Turned it on...just when it mattered," another fan, Mark, said.

"Everyone thought he was a bit injured, didn't know what he was doing. But he turned it on and actually won by a hell of a lot."