Usain Bolt jogged to victory in his first Rio race

Usain Bolt
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt handily won his first-round heat of the 100-meter sprint at the Rio Games on Saturday, jogging past his rivals with a time of 10.07.

Bolt's next step is the 100-meter semifinal Sunday afternoon, followed by the final Sunday night. If he wins as expected, this will be Bolt's third consecutive gold in his signature event.

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