Who holds the 100m world record and Olympic record?

THE Olympic Games is here and there'll be one event in particular the everybody will have their eye on.

The 100m always draws a sellout crowd, but who are the current world record holders?

Who holds the men's 100m world record?

The answer to that question will surprise very few people.

Usain Bolt is the current 100m world record holder.

However, Bolt did not set that record at the Olympic Games.

Though Bolt did break his own world record at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he went faster still a year later at the 2009 World Championship in Berlin.

There, he ran a time of 9.58 seconds – a record that still stands today/

Who holds the men's 100m Olympic record?

Usain Bolt also holds the Olympic record.

At London 2012, Bolt ran a time of 9.63 seconds – breaking the record he set in Beijing but falling just short of his time in Berlin.

Who holds the women's 100m world record?

The women's world record has not been broken quite as recently as the men's.

In the quarter-finals of the 1988 US Olympic trials, Florence Griffith-Joyner ran 10.49 seconds.

However, it is believed that the anemometer was faulty that day, measuring the wind speed incorrectly.

If that time is disqualified, the true world record would be the 10.61 seconds set by Griffith-Joyner a day later in the final.

Who holds the women's 100m Olympic record?

Florence Griffith-Joyner also holds the 100m Olympic record.

During the final in Seoul she ran a time of 10.62 seconds.

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