men's 100 metres freestyle at the Beijing Olympics on Thursday.
Bernard stormed home on the final lap after being second at
the turn to win in 47.21 seconds, just 0.12 ahead of
Australia's world record holder Eamon Sullivan.
American Jason Lezak and Brazil's Cesar Cielo Filho
dead-heated for the bronze medal in 47.67.
Bernard, who won a silver medal in the 4x100 freestyle
relay on Sunday, set a world record of 47.20 in Wednesday's
semi-finals before Sullivan lowered it to 47.05 a few minutes