Usain Bolt wins 200m, makes Summer Olympics history
Usain Bolt, the phenomenal sprinter from Jamaica, made Summer Olympics history Thursday (Aug. 9) when he won the 200m in 19.32 seconds, making him the only man to win that Olympic event twice. Subsequently, he is also the first person to win the 100-200 double in two Olympics.
The 200 meters was actually a Jamaican sweep, with Yohan Blake coming in second and Warren Weir in third. U.S. runner Wallace Spearmon finished in fourth place and says of Bolt, "The guy is just on another planet right now."
The crazy part is that Bolt wasn't even running his hardest. He let up slightly at the finish, therefore not beating his Olympic record time from Beijing of 19.30, though his best times ever for both the 100m and 200m were set at the 2009 World Championships -- 9.58 and 19.19, respectively.
Bolt next runs in the 4x100-meter relay, where he will try to make it six for six over the last two Summer Olympics. The finals are Saturday, Aug. 11.
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