August 8, 2012 7:40 AM EST
Hottest Olympic Male Track & Field Athletes
On Sunday, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100-meter dash in 9.63 seconds, and set an Olympic record as the only man to win consecutive gold medals in the track and field event at two Summer Games.
Quite aside from their extraordinary physical accomplishments, these world-class athletes are admired for their amazing physiques. Usain Bolt's teammate, world champion Yohan Blake, for example, is considered one of the hottest male athletes in track and field. There are many few others who are known not only for how fast they run on the field, but also for how chiseled their bodies are.
Here is a list of the hottest male track and field competitors who have been part of these Olympic games.
While Bailey, 25, was the fastest man in the 100-meter first-round heats with a time of 9.88 seconds, which equaled his personal best time, he never threatened to compete with the front runners, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, and American sprinters Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin. In the men's finals 100 meter race, Bailey finished in 5th place.
Oscar Pistorius, 25, is a four-time Paralympic gold medalist. He is from South Africa and is a double amputee. His legs were amputated below the knees when he was 11 months old. Nicknamed "Blade Runner" Pistorius made history this year as the first double-amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. While he did not advance to the 400m final, he is an inspiration to everyone around the world.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake competes in the 100m and 200m races. He is only 22-years old, but already won the 100-meter world title in Daegu last summer. In this year's Olympics, he won silver in the men's 100m final, with a time of 9.75 seconds.
U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin had a personal-best time of 9.79 seconds in the men's 100m finals this year, winning a bronze medal. "Gold is gold. Bronze is bronze,'' Gatlin said. "But the story that comes behind this bronze ... speechless. It means so much to me. I'm glad to be here. I have a lot left in the tank," said Gaitlin after his win, according to Sports Illustrated.
U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay in 2009 ran an American record of 9.69 seconds, the second-fastest time in history behind Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s world-record 9.58 seconds. While he did not medal in the 100-meter race this year, as he was edged out by fellow U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin, Gay will be taking part in the men's 4x100-meter relay.
While David Oliver, 30, fell short of making the Olympics hurdling team this year, finishing in 5th place in the 110 meter trials, he claimed a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is a three-time U.S. champ. He was undefeated in 2010, winning 18 consecutive races, and he ran a personal best of 12.89 seconds, the third-best time in the event’s history, that same year. Oliver graduated from Howard University, where he was a football player.