05/08/2012 17:57 BST | Updated 06/08/2012 05:06 BST

Usain Bolt Wins Gold In 100m Final At The London 2012 Olympics

Usain Bolt won gold in the men's 100 metres to retain his title at the London 2012 Olympics.

Bolt crosses the line

Jamaican Bolt ran the distance comfortably in 9.63 seconds to quell the doubters who had suggested his "95%" fitness would impede him.

The fastest man in the world

The Olympic Stadium fell into silence as they anticipated the blue ribbon event, and Bolt didn't disappoint as he finished five-hundredths of a second behind the world record.

Gatlin (right) came third

Yohan Blake, Bolt's compatriot, finished second (9.75) while American Justin Gatlin finished third with 9.79 seconds.

Bolt, 25, has now won four Olympic gold medals, following his 100, 200m and 4x100m relay success at the 2008 Beijing Games.

A familiar sight returned

Regarded as the strongest field in 100m Olympics history, Blake ran a personal best but was still no match for the fastest man in the world.

Asked by the BBC what he had to say the doubters, Bolt replied: "I just said it on the track."

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For a Games that has emphasises the importance of passing on the mantle to a new generation, Bolt has no interest in relinquishing his status as one of the most exciting athletes in modern history.

The sprinter will only be 29 when the 2016 Games are held in Rio.

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