Usain Bolt sets a new world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100-meter dash on this day in 2009.
Who is Usain Bolt?
Usain Bolt is a Jamaican former sprinter and widely regarded as one of the greatest sprinters in the history of athletics. He specialized in the 100-meter and 200-meter events, and has won a total of eight olympic gold medals and eleven world championship gold medals.
Where did Usain Bolt set the world record?
Usain Bolt set the world record for the 100-meter dash at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, during the 2009 Athletics World Championships.
Who held the previous world record?
The previous world record was held by Usain Bolt himself. He had set it a year earlier, in 2008, at the Beijing Olympics with a time of 9.69 seconds.