Thursday, 9 August 2012

Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win Gold.

How good is this guy ? Wow!!

Usain Bolt creates Olympic history by winning the men's 200m final


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Every picture tells a story: Jamaica's Usain Bolt defends his Olympic title as he crosses the line ahead of fellow countryman Yohan Blake in the men's 200m final. Source: AP

USAIN Bolt is officially a legend.

The fastest man on the planet achieved that goal by defending his 200m Olympic title in typically incredible fashion, narrowly missing his own Olympic record by clocking 19.32sec.

It was a Jamaican trifecta, with his training partner Yohan Blake second in 19.44sec and youngster Warren Weir taking the bronze in a personal best of 19.84sec.

Bolt had the race cooked after the first 50m and from lane seven he was metres in front at the top of the straight.

Blake did close late but he was never a threat with the world record holder looking over at his friend and putting one finger to his lips as he crossed the line.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) Source: AP
While everyone else in the world is already calling him a legend, Bolt wouldn't until he replicated his effort in Beijing of winning the 100m/200m double in London.

His winning time equalled Michael Johnson from Atlanta in 1996 and was just .02sec off the Olympic record which he set four years ago.    

Bolt had thought he might challenge his world mark of 19.19sec but the reality was all he was after was gold and legendary status in his own mind.
Bolt said: "This is the one I wanted and I got it."

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