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Bolt storms to stunning win with world-record 9.58 seconds

2009-08-17 09:57 BJT

BERLIN, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica set a new world record of 9.58 seconds as he stormed to a stunning victory in the men's 100m at the World Championships here on Sunday.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses with the result board after winning the men's 100m final race of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin, Germany, on Aug. 16, 2009. Bolt set a new world record with a time of 9.58 seconds and claimed the title of the event.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses with the result board after winning the
 men's 100m final race of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships
 in Berlin, Germany, on Aug. 16, 2009. Bolt set a new world record
 with a time of 9.58 seconds and claimed the title of the event.

The 22-year-old Bolt took control of the race after only 30 meters, shaved 0.11 seconds off his own world record of 9.69 seconds set at the Beijing Olympic Games last year.

"I was ready, I was feeling good after the semifinals," Bolt said. "I knew it was going to be a great race and I came out and executed it. It's a great time. I did well and I feel good in myself."

American Tyson Gay, the defending champion, finished second in a U.S. national record of 9.71 seconds and another Jamaican Asafa Powell, a former world record holder, took the bronze in 9.84.

"I made sure if I ran a good perfect race, there was no worries," Bolt said.