Salem's Bailey 5th in Olympic track 100

Salem's Bailey 5th in Olympic track 100

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Usain Bolt of Jamaica races ahead of Ryan Bailey and Justin Gatlin of the United States to win the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 7:43 AM

LONDON — Usain Bolt of Jamaica won his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 100 meters Sunday, crossing the line in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds.

Salem's Ryan Bailey finished in 5th place behind fellow Americans Tyson Gay and bronze medalist Justin Gatlin.

Bolt joined Carl Lewis as only the second man to go back-to-back in track's biggest race.

Bolt's training partner and fellow Jamaican, Yohan Blake, finished second in 9.75. American Justin Gatlin took bronze in 9.79.

Bolt fell shy of his world record of 9.58 seconds but improved on the 9.69 he ran four years ago in Beijing to enter his name, once again, in the Olympic record book.

After taking half a victory lap around the track, he stopped, kissed the track and gave his now-famous "To The World" pose, pointing both fingers in the air while the fans screamed.

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