Usain Bolt Creates History by Winning 200m Gold
London; August 10, 2012:
25-Year's-Old Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt created a history on Thursday night by defending both 100 and 200 meters Gold in two consecutive Olympics. This was the fifth Gold for Bolt in the Olympic games.
The previous time when two Olympic event titles were defended was way back in 1976 Montreal Olympics when Finnish long distance runner Lasse Virén won Gold in both 5000 and 10000 meters running, defending the titles from Munich Olympics(1972).
Bolt won the 200m Gold in 19.32 seconds. His countrymen, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir were placed second and third respectively thus once again proving the Jamaican dominance in the Athletics. Blake completed the race in 19.44 seconds, while Warren Weir completed in 19.84 seconds.
Earlier on Sunday Usain Bolt set a new Olympic record in the 100m by winning the race in 9.63 seconds beating his own record which he set in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Athletic fans will now be waiting for 4×100 meters relay competition which will take place place on 10th and 11th of August. Jamaica will again try to defend this title from the Beijing Olympics. Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter were the runners who won the title in previous Olympic. Asafa Powell will miss the relay as he is suffering with troubled groin.
Final standings of 200m event:
|Wallace Spearmon||United States||4||19.90s|
|Anaso Jobodwana||South Africa||8||20.69s|