The men's metres sprint event at the Olympic Games took place on 15 and 16 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The final was won by Jamaican Usain Bolt in a world record time of 9. It was Jamaica's first title in the event, and first medal in the event since Jamaica became the first country to join the men's metre winners since Trinidad and Tobago, also in ; Richard Thompson won that country's fourth overall medal in the event with his silver. Holding a considerable lead 70 metres into the race, Bolt opened his arms in celebration before slapping his chest.
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The clock displayed 9. Everyone at the US Olympic track and field trials knew what that meant. Gay ran the fastest ever, regardless of conditions. When the public address announcer reported a tailwind of 4.
He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times at the Beijing Olympics , which made him the first person to hold both records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships. He has twice broken the metres world record , setting Bolt's most successful event is the m, with three Olympic and four World titles. He has a brother, Sadiki,  and a sister, Sherine.
And the 6, fans were greeted with a stunning performance as Bolt set a world record in 9. His mark eclipsed the previous record of 9. The Jamaican crowd got a double dose of victory as Veronica Campbell-Brown, the reigning world champion, also won her race, in A majority of fans at Icahn Stadium seemed to be dressed in green and gold.