Usain Bolt: Sprint Legend Aims Dig at American Magazine As His 100 Metres World Record Remains Unbroken

Usain Bolt: Sprint Legend Aims Dig at American Magazine As His 100 Metres World Record Remains Unbroken

  • Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt took time to remind the world of his record in the 100 metres after another championship passed without no one breaking it
  • Fred Kerley had been touted by American magazines to break Bolt's record, which he set in 2009, but he finished with a 9.86
  • Kerley led an American 1-2-3 finish at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Sunday morning

Usain Bolt took to his Twitter account to remind the world that he is still the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.

A USA Track and Field Magazine FloTrack had pipped Fred Kerley to break Usain Bolt's long-standing record in the 100 metres races.

Kerley is part of the new generation of sprinters that have taken over since Bolt left the scene. Kerley stormed to victory in the finals of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon with a time of 9.86 seconds.

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This was, however, way below Bolt's record of 9.58 seconds which he set at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin. No one, even Bolt himself, has come close to beating that record.

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Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100 Metres Final World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009 where he set a new World Record. Photo by Mark Dadswell.
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Prior to this year's finals, FloTrack had tweeted:

Usain Bolt's World Record Has Just 24 Hours Left, Thanks To Fred Kerley.

Bolt seemingly did not take the sentiments lightly and responded with an image hand on mouth in what appears to be a message of "my record is here to stay."

The now 35-year-old was possibly rooting for Jamaican athletes, but America completed a clean sweep with Marvin-Brazy Williams and Trayvon Bromell finishing behind Kerley. Oblique Seville from Jamaica finished in fourth place.

Ferdinand Omanyala bows out at the semifinals stage

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Sports Brief had reported that reigning African champion Ferdinand Omanyala had failed to make it to the finals.

It was heartbreak for Omanyala after he failed in his pursuit to make it to the finals of the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships.

Omanyala finished fifth in the third semifinal on Sunday morning to miss out on both the two automatic spots and the fastest qualification time.