Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 340+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €10,99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for €1.09
Then just €10,99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Leggi ovunque Read anywhere
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
A Pocketmags si ottiene
Fatturazione sicura
Ultime offerte
Web & App Reader
Regali
Loyalty Points

BOLT BECOMES IMMORTAL

DEFENDING CHAMPION USAIN BOLT BEATS JUSTIN GATLIN WITH EASE TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD NO.7

100M

IF THE SIZE of the crowds on the opening couple of days of the athletics programme were poor, all that changed when Usain Bolt took to the track to defend his 100m title. The near-47,000 capacity Estadio Olimpico was packed to witness history being written by the Jamaican legend with spectators filling the aisles to catch a glimpse of the world’s most famous athlete.

After Justin Gatlin had the better start, Usain Bolt coasts to his third 100m Olympic gold
MARK SHEARMAN

Fans, non-competing athletes, media, officials and Rio2016 volunteers strained to get a good view of the action as thousands of outstretched arms tried to capture the moment on cameras and smart phones. “This is the men’s 100 metres final,” boomed the announcer on the tannoy, “and it will all be over in less than 10 seconds.”

Bolt was drawn in lane six with his chief rivals Justin Gatlin of the United States in lane four and Andre de Grasse of Canada in seven. The world record-holder’s start was not, as usual, amazing, but he was holding his own with Gatlin quite early in the race and later said he was confident of winning as early as 30-40 metres due to his ability to finish so strongly.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of AW – Athletics Weekly Magazine - 18/08/2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
18/08/2016
€4,49
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new AW – Athletics Weekly Magazine subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 6,25 per issue
SAVE
79%
€74,99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 6,66 per issue
SAVE
5%
€39,99

View Issues

About AW – Athletics Weekly Magazine

RIO 2016 COVERAGE MEN 6 100m 10 400m 14 800m 16 10,000m 20 Pole vault 22 Long jump 24 Discus 26 20km walk WOMEN 30 100m 32 400m 34 10,000m 36 3000m steeplechase 38 Heptathlon 42 Marathon 44 Triple jump 45 Shot put 46 Hammer NEWS 52 Hudson-Smith arrives on world stage 54 Rooney motivated by Yousif injury 56 Ultra runner’s continental challenge PERFORMANCE 58 Sports science latest 60 Coach Insight – Matt Yates 62 Safety in throws events RESULTS & FIXTURES 64 Results round-up 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 50 YOUNG ATHLETE Javelin thrower Bethany Moule 76 QUIZ CORNER Test your Olympic knowledge 82 DIP FINISH Shot champ out to change event’s image