Jamaica's Bolt wins 100 meters in 9.69 seconds, sets world record

Updated: August 17, 2008, 8:18 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Imagine if he had really tried.

Pounding his chest, turning up the palms of his outstretched arms, mugging for the cameras before he even crossed the finish line, Usain Bolt rewrote the record books again and captured his first Olympic medal Saturday, running the 100-meter dash in a stunning 9.69 seconds.

His left shoe was untied when he crossed the finish line. Not that it mattered much. He could've walked across.

It was a blowout, a rout, no ...

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