Today in Sport History: August 16

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By Jonah Sharf

On August 16, 2009, sprinting legend Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 100m at the Berlin World Championships, setting a world record at 9.58 seconds. The record was set exactly one year after he set the world record at 9.69 seconds in the same event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter finished his incredible career with eight Olympic gold records and still holds the record for the 100m as well as the world record in the 200m, which he set at the same event in Berlin. Bolt is considered by many to be the greatest and most dominant sprinter of all time.

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