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Bolt's triple triple: One gold, two to go

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>> One step closer to making history. The fastest man in the world delivering a perfect 100 meter final, taking home another gold after grabbing all three in 2008 and again in 2012. That means Bolt has only two to go to pull off the perfect triple triple. Reuters sports editor Ossian Shine watched from the sidelines, and says it was Bolt's toughest challenge yet.
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>> Well, the triple trouble is still on. This was the hardest race of all, for him to complete this. He was up against Justin Gatlin, who's run the fastest times this year. He was very slow out of the blocks. I mean, he's not a natural sprinter by received wisdom.
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He's way too tall. He's had to learn how to get out of the blocks, mitigate that slowness. Once he gets into his stride, there's no stopping him. It's so much longer than anyone else. And in the end, he won in 9.81 seconds, pretty comfortably. The 200 meters is by far his strongest distance, so I think he'd be a very strong favorite to win that.
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And with the relays, when you've got four Jamaicans in one team, it's gonna take a lot to stop them. Bolt's arch-nemesis, American sprinter Justin Gatlin, taking home silver with 9.89 seconds. Always a few steps behind Bolt, he still managed to win one gold, two silvers, and two bronze medals at Olympic Games.
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But, at 34, it might be the end of the road for Gatlin. The crowd booing him when the race began as Gatlin's faced a doping ban and recently entered a war of words with the Jamaican. Bolt saying after the race he was shocked with the crowd's reaction and dissatisfied with his time.
00:01:34
Saying, quote, I expected to go faster. But that the triple triple is on, and two more golds is all he needs.