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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Got the shot


    One for the Jessica Ennis-Hill collection...

  2. 'Bolt had the answer'

    Mike Costello

    Radio 5 live athletics correspondent

    I think if Justin Gatlin had gone quicker, Usain Bolt would still have been able to find the answer.

    His burst of acceleration from 30-70m is unbelievable.

  3. Athletics

    Usain Bolt says he was shocked that Justin Gatlin was booed as he came out, and says he could have run quicker if the turnaround time between the semi and final was longer...

  4. Post update

    A good stride for a big man, if you will...

  5. Bolt is unique

    Michael Johnson

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

    Simply put Bolt is very quick for someone who is very tall and that is not normal in the history of this event.

    He's very unique.

  6. 'She has to see if she has anything to prove'

    Will Jessica Ennis-Hill retire from athletics?

    Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichello was talking to BBC One earlier and was asked whether his athlete will carry on competing.

    Minichello said: "She is satisfied with her performance, she wanted to come to the Olympics and get another medal. Leading up to London she was first and foremost an athlete, now she is first and foremost a mother to Reggie and an athlete second.

    "We both have to make decisions and she has to see if she has anything to prove, anything she wants to do and that will take her two months or so. She has a little boy and you don't get bored when you have a two-year-old running around. It's up to her to make the decision."

    Jessica Ennis-Hill
  7. 'Feels so good'

    Silver medallist Justin Gatlin: "At the age of 34, to race these young guys and still make the podium feels so good."  

  8. Over for Gatlin?

    Justin Gatlin

    Justin Gatlin has now won one gold, two silvers and two bronze medals at Olympic Games.

    And six medals at World Championships too. He's 34 now, must surely be the end of the road.

    How will history judge him?

  9. Gatlin could never beat a healthy Bolt

    Michael Johnson

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

    Gatlin knew that this was not going to happen.

    He went out there and did the best race he could to get a silver medal.

    He was never going to be able to beat a healthy Usain Bolt.

  10. The view from the Gods

    He runs like one...

  11. 'Amazing ambassador'

    Usain Bolt wins 100m gold

    Michael Johnson

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

    That was a fantastic performance by Usain Bolt, he slowed down and said 'I've got this'. It wasn't about the time, it was just about winning the gold and going out on top. 

    He has been an amazing ambassador for this sport and in creating a brand for himself and the Jamaican athletes.

    The crowds go crazy for the green and yellow and he has inspired a lot of young Jamaican athletes.

  12. Usain Bolt wins 100m

    Men's 100m

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    The gear that he went into, I didn't even know that gear was available!

  13. Bolt the people's champion

    The crowd are still chanting the name of Usain Bolt. What a showman, a performer, a star!

  14. Usain Bolt wins 100m


    Sam Holloway: That's got to be one of the greatest days in Olympic history. Achievements across all the events. Glad I stayed up.

    Kevin Eva: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and Usain Bolt.

    Ryan Evans: He's the greatest ever. No question.

    Kabir Hashmi: You cannot stop him. He is super human, He is Usain Bolt.

  15. Bolt surges to historic third 100m gold

    Men's 100m final

    Watch world record holder and Olympic legend Usain Bolt win the 100m for the third time with a time of 9.81s.

  16. Selfies galore

    Usain Bolt is still doing a lap of honour, he wants to celebrate with as many of the crowd as he can!

    He stops for a selfie with Jessica Ennis-Hill and then poses in his famous 'archer' stance for the huge packs of photographers. 

    Bolt and heptathletes
  17. Bolt amazing for the sport

    Usain Bolt wins 100m gold

    Michael Johnson

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

    I didn't expect the race to unfold the way it did.

    Gatlin got a great start but it was always within Usain Bolt's reach because he is healthy.

    This guy has been amazing for the sport.

  18. Usain Bolt wins 100m

    Men's 100m

    Mike Costello

    Radio 5 live athletics correspondent

    That is his slowest winning time in a global 100m final. But he produces what he needs.

  19. 'The God of Speed'

    Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m gold medal

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator on BBC TV

    Justin Gatlin got out, but then, as ever, Usain Bolt got those legs moving and you can't stop him. He delivers once more.

    We have had a fantastic night in the stadium and Bolt has added to it in his own style. He has two more gold medals to win for sure.

    If it was in old Greek times they would put him on Mount Olympus and they would call him the God of Speed.

  20. Athletics

    Bolt wins100m

    So good he's able to tweet moments after winning gold...