Speaking on his victory, Bolt said:
“The fact I came here and executed what I wanted to is a brilliant feeling.
“I wasn’t happy with the time when I crossed the line but I’m excited I got the gold medal – that’s the key thing.
“What else can I do to prove I am the greatest? I’m trying to be one of the greatest, to be among Ali and Pele.
“I have made the sport exciting, I have made people want to see the sport. I have put the sport on a different level.”