Wednesday, August 20

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins 200m in record time for double sweep

Usain Bolt is the first man ever to break records for the 100 and 200 at one Games.

I love this guy, not only because he is Jamaican Like me but he celebrates like a true Jamaican. I love the fraternity shoots in one pic, and it looks like he use to be a booty shaker in another. I can imagine him putting on his cleanest red, black and green meshed shirt tonight with a extra big belt buckle. My Boy is really going to do it big on the streets of Beijing. But for real fa real I Kidd u Not, I wish I was in Jamaican right about… Now. All kinds of goats and chickens getting killed tonight. Humm…Goat.

The Jamaican wunderkind hurtled to his second world record and his second Olympic gold medal, finishing the 200-meter race Wednesday night in 19.30 seconds to break Michael Johnson's 12-year-old mark. Bolt became the first man to break the world record in both the 100 and 200 at the same Olympics. Not since Carl Lewis in 1984 has any man doubled in the Olympic 100 and 200.

He had this one won about halfway through, but unlike his record-setting performance in the 100 four nights before, there was no hot-dogging, no celebrating until he crossed the line. He went hard all the way, looking at the clock down the stretch, leaning at the line, knowing that Johnson's venerable mark was within reach.
When he saw the number come up -- a number that never has before -- he raised his arms, then fell flat to his back, arms and legs outstreched, and basked in the roar of the Bird's Nest crowd.

It is no understatement to call him not just "The World's Fastest Man," but maybe the greatest sprinter of all time.

Farah Allen