The dash class has been a component of the multi-sporting extravaganza since its first version — in 1896.
The males’s 100m dash occasion has, on quite a few events, seen information being equalled or damaged and that is what makes it the most important crowd-puller on the Games.
From America’s Thomas Burke — the primary champion within the 100m race to Jamaican celebrity Usain Bolt dazzling the stage with his three consecutive titles, the athletes competing on this occasion are the quickest males on the planet and a few of the perfect athletes ever.
TimesofIndia.com right here takes on the top three male athletes who’ve excelled on this class over the many years
The Olympic document for the lads’s 100m sprint is 9.63 seconds, set by Usain Bolt in the course of the 2012 London Olympics. Widely considered the best sprinter of all time, Bolt, in 2012, broke his personal document of 9.81 seconds which he set in the course of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Top three athletes with most medals:
Usain Bolt – Jamaica (Three golds)
An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt sits proper on the top of the record in relation to dash competitions. The Jamaican utterly dominated the occasion, together with on the Olympics, between 2008 to 2016 when he was simply unbeatable.
The world document holder within the 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay, Bolt nonetheless stays the one sprinter to win the Olympic males’s 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics, a feat that might be exhausting to match even for the perfect of athletes.
The three gold medals — the best within the class — which Bolt clinched within the males’s 100m occasion have been in 2008 Beijing, 2012 London and 2016 Rio Games.
Carl Lewis – USA (Two golds in males’s 100m)
One of the best observe and subject athletes within the historical past of the Games, American Frederick Carlton Lewis claimed 9 golds and a silver medal on the Olympics in numerous occasions which included the lads’s 100m, 200m, 4×100m relay races and lengthy soar.
His two gold medals within the 100m occasion put him within the second spot behind Usain Bolt within the record of most profitable 100m athletes.
Lewis’ twin gold medals within the males’s 100m occasion have been received in the course of the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Games.
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Justin Gatlin – USA (One gold, one silver, one bronze in males’s 100m)
A 5-time Olympic and a 12-time World Championship medalist, American Justin Gatlin is third on the record of most medals received within the males’s 100m occasion on the Olympics.
Gatlin has thus far received a gold, a silver and a bronze whereas competing within the 100m races on the Olympics.
The now 39-12 months-outdated athlete received his maiden gold in the course of the 2004 Athens Olympics with a timing of 9.85 seconds. In the 2012 London Games, Gatlin attained his private greatest timing of 9.79 seconds and settled for a bronze behind Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. Then, within the 2016 Rio Games, Gatlin clinched a silver with a timing of 9.89 seconds, simply behind Bolt.
The veteran American is now all set to compete within the upcoming Tokyo Games and can turn into the oldest man ever to win an Olympic observe medal if he makes it to the rostrum in Tokyo.