Photo: Usain Bolt smiles after crossing the finish line first to secure his third consecutive 100m Olympic gold medal. (Getty Images)
Usain Bolt treated the entire Maracanã Stadium and the world, who paused to witness the star in pursuit of Olympic history, to a magical moment of track and field glory. Millions of fan and supporters around the world were glued to their television screens or whatever device they saw fit, to witness every moment of the 100m final.
File Photo: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the fastest time of 10.96s in the women's 100m on Friday night to qualify for the semi-finals.
Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led the Jamaican charge on day one of track and field action at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday, as all three entrants in the women’s 100m eased into Saturday’s semifinals.
Photo: Olympic Games debutants Christania Williams and Elaine Thompson along with veteren and defending 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will line up in the Women's 100m, when track and field action gets underway in the Rio Olympic Games tomorrow.
Jamaicans have been patiently waiting for the Rio Olympics ‘to begin’, that despite the games officially getting underway last Saturday. For most Jamaicans, the Olympics begin when track and field begins and now they have only a day to wait.
Photo: Simone Facey and Yohan Blake express different emotions after winning their respective 200m finals at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships at the weekend. Facey became a senior national champion for the first time while Blake became double champion for the second time in his career.
Photo: Christania Williams makes up part of the MVP sweep of the women's 100m finals at the National Senior Athletics Championships on Friday night. Williams (left) celebrates with winner Elaine Thompson (centre) and defending Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (right)
Standing in the way of the Olympics for MVP sprinter Christania Williams were seven ladies who had done well enough to qualifying for the 100m final at the Jamaica National Senior Athletics Championships.
Photo: National 200m champion Elaine Thompson will look to repeat at the National Trials this weekend.
The women's 200m will be an interesting match up with the defending National Champion Elaine Thompson up against many times and double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Thompson leads on time, with a 22.16 season best, while Campbell Brown is at 22.29 seconds.