OLYMPIC DIARY: Usain Bolt too good for pal Yohan Blake

Olympic champion: Usain Bolt
Olympic champion: Usain Bolt
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USAIN Bolt is the fastest man the world has ever seen.

To watch him live in the 100 metres is something to behold. Against a field who all ran under 10 seconds - except for Asafa Powell who pulled up injured - the Jamaican had daylight between himself and world champion Yohan Blake.

While British success is magnificent the planet’s media and fans across the globe were entranced by this race.

Bolt against training partner Blake on the fast London track. No one was left disappointed as Bolt broke his own Olympic record and Blake ran a personal best to finish with the silver medal.

It capped off a brilliant weekend of athletics that started with the most successful night in British Olympic history.

Being in the stadium on Saturday was probably the best sporting day I have been involved in.

The whole occasion on the Olympic Park was special from the morning right through to Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah’s gold medals.

I was lucky enough to be asked by the BBC to talk about Jess before the final event of the night. It was a privilege to be able to promote the city and particularly what it can offer through sport.

In Jess we have the best possible ambassador for Sheffield that we could wish for.

She is the golden girl, but she embodies the steel that has made the city famous. That run down the home straight was pure guts. She wasn’t going to be beaten.

All the plaudits and rewards that will now come her way are totally deserved.

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