Jamaican sprint king, Usain Bolt, celebrated anniversary of his triumph at Beijing Olympics in style by breaking his own world record in men 100-meter race at the World Championships in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. It was exactly on this day a year ago he became Olympic 100m Champion. Then many thought that a peak for 100m has been set for some time to come. Breaking that myth Bolt completed the distance in just 9.58 seconds, cutting his own previous record by a WHOPPING 0.11 sec.
In May 2008, when most of the world had not yet heard of Bolt or seen his signature pose of the same name, the record, held by fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell, stood at an impressive 9.74 seconds. In little more than a year, Bolt has broken it three times, cutting 0.16 second off the total and saving the biggest cut for Sunday night here.
US world champion, Tyson Gay, claimed the silver in 9.71 seconds and former world record holder, Asafa Powell of Jamaica took the bronze (We do not find it necessary to mention the time).
The focus now shifts to 200m event. It remains to be seen if Bolt can repeat his performance at the event scheduled for later this week. Lately, he has indicated that he is getting tired.
Bolt, current Olympic and World Champion said he was tempted to complete his collection by running in the Commonwealth Games, which will be held in New Delhi in October of 2010.
"I think I will be going to the Commonwealth Games; my coach will decide. I think it's going to be at the end of the season, so it depends on how long I race next season."
Click here to read what fellow Jamaican and former world champion Asafa Powell has to say about Commonwealth Games.
Watch Asafa Powell's Gold Medal run at 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.