Congratulations Usain Bolt. He became the first athlete to win three 100m Gold medals, beating American Justin Gatlin and Canadian Andre De Grasse with a time of 9.83 (although I am also seing 9.81 and 9.86. I wonder why the discrepancy).

I’m certain the entire island of Jamaica was watching the race last night. We heard the pounding of the speakers from HalfWay Tree, where thousand celebrated. But we couldn’t watch the race. A transformer blew right outside our house so the power went off just when he was running. What a controversy.

And this weekend, Elaine Thompson won a gold in the women’s 100m. Jamaicans now have the fastest man and woman in the world. A beautiful thing.

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