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WDKX.com » Blog » Bolt Makes History With 200m Win At London Olympics
Aug 10th 2012 7:04 am
Bolt Makes History With 200m Win At London Olympics

(CNN) -- Usain Bolt carved his name in the Olympic record books Thursday by claiming gold in the 200 meters in London as he led a Jamaican sweep of the medal positions.

The 25-year-old Bolt became the first man in Games history to defend both the 100 and 200 meters titles, which he had won in such convincing style at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

His teammate and training partner Yohan Blake chased him all the way up the finishing straight to take the silver medal.

Warren Weir completed a one-two-three for Jamaica in a personal best time of 19.84 seconds.

Bolt was outside his own world record with a winning time of 19.32 seconds, while Blake clocked 19.44 seconds.

Wallace Spearmon was fourth for the United States.

The 25-year-old Bolt won the 100m final Sunday in 9.63 seconds, again relegating Blake to second place.

"It's the one I wanted I'm very proud of myself," Bolt told BBC Sport.
"I didn't get a world record -- I really wanted to do it in the 200m -- but I'm happy."

Blake added: "Usain Bolt has been motivating me all season. Everything has been going good so far."

The pair, who are both coached by Glen Mills, will form a formidable half of Jamaica's 4x100 meters relay squad as they look to defend their Beijing title.

Victory in the relay would give Bolt his sixth Olympic gold medal.

An epic night was kick started by a sensational victory in the men's 800m for David Rudisha of Kenya.

Rudisha ran one minute 40.91 seconds to break his own world record, the first in the track and field events at the Games.

The 23-year-old led from start to finish and was never seriously challenged, despite a superb run by 18-year-old silver medalist Nijel Amos of Botswana.

Source: cnn.com