All eyes are currently on Usain Bolt in Rio as the Jamaican bids to add the 200m gold to his 100m honours – and this is how his winning sprint time stacks up with all the previous winners of the past 120 years.
Swiss publication Tages-Anzeiger have produced a brilliant graphic which visually demonstrates every gold medal time from 1896 to 2016.
Linford Christie, Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis and Justin Gatlin are essentially running head to head.
Check it out:
As if Bolt’s dominance needed confirming further – although he has undeniably lost speed since London 2012.
And if you want to see actual footage from those races, here you go:
And just in case it comes up on your next pub quiz, remember that Jim Hines was the first man to break the ten second barrier to take Olympic gold back in 1968.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.