Fans went wild in Jamaica and London after Usain Bolt's new Olympic record. Usain retained his Olympic 100 meters title when he bolted down the track in 9.63 seconds.
Clocking an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds, Bolt won in an Olympic record time and is already thinking about his next target at London 2012 - the 200m. "This gold means I am one step closer to being a legend so I'm working toward that," he said. "That's just one step.
His 9.58-second run to win the 2009 world title is the only quicker time and Sunday's brilliant display silenced the doubters who predicted his hamstring problems would open the door for his rivals in one of the most eagerly anticipated races in history.
Bolt will now bid to win an unprecedented double-double by retaining his 200 meters title and will also seek a sixth sprint gold in the 4x100 meters relay.
For Jamaica, the timing was perfect as the Caribbean nation celebrates 50 years of independence from Britain.