Usain Bolt wins gold in 200m final

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The Jamaican won gold in the men’s 200m final, beating his rivals with a time of 19.78 seconds.

It’s his third Olympic gold medal in the event, further reinforcing his status as one of the greatest athletes we’ve ever seen.

It’s also his second gold of the Rio Games to go with his victory in the 100m earlier in the week.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse was second, France’s Christophe Lemaitre won bronze.

Despite his incredible feat, Bolt looked less than impressed after he crossed the line well ahead of his rivals.

That was probably because he wasn’t able to break his own world record of 19.19 seconds — a mark he was hoping to reset here in Brazil.

His anger at not being able to achieve that goal was laid squarely at the feet of his rivals, according to ESPN’s Anthony Becht.

He’s the ultimate showman who’s never been shy of speaking his mind. Bolt had a crack at de Grasse for pushing him too hard in the 200m semi-final, and now he’s taken aim at his fellow runners again.

Ironically, by his logic, the very reason he was upset with de Grasse on Thursday (AEST) was the very thing he desperately craved in the final.

Speaking to Channel 7’s Pat Welsh after the race, Bolt admitted his race was tinged with sadness, knowing it was the last time he’d ever run the event at an Olympics, but was still proud of what he’d accomplished.

“I have proven to the world over and over again that I am the greatest. That is all I can do,” he said.

“I really wanted to race faster, but I came out here to win and that’s the first thing. I’m happy about that.

“Just coming back form injury and staying focused, I think that’s been the hardest part and I’ve got it done so I’m proud of that.

“I keep telling these young ones, ‘I’ll never let you guys beat me, it’s never going to happen.’

“I’m getting older, I’m slowing down, that’s why I need to get out of the sport.”

The 29-year-old is hoping to pull off the “triple triple”. He won individual gold in the 100m and 200m in Beijing and London, and was a member of Jamaica’s victorious 4x100m relay team at both those Olympics, giving him six golds from two Games.

Gold in the 200m in Rio has kept that dream alive, and with the relay to come on the weekend, we could be bowing down to him yet again before the Games are over. (news.com.au)

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  • Shelly. Friday, 19 August 2016 12:36 PM

    The timings have come down because of stricts on drug using. Exsisting timings will come further down in time to come. via DM Android App

    dham Friday, 19 August 2016 01:23 PM

    The man who changed short distance athletes aragon culture. via DM Android App

    Jays Friday, 19 August 2016 01:25 PM

    Great

    Dayawathie Friday, 19 August 2016 03:58 PM

    We already won a Gold medal for sending the biggest number of officials per athlete. Ha ha ha .

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 19 August 2016 08:50 AM

    Well done Bolt... you will be remembered for life like Mohamad Ali (Boxing), Pele (Football).

    ANTON Friday, 19 August 2016 09:04 AM

    WE ALSO CAN WIN PLATINUM MEDALS IF THERE ARE EVENTS CALLED 100 km PAADA YAATHRAA

    ANTON Friday, 19 August 2016 10:29 AM

    WE LIKE POOR COUNTRIES WINNING GOLD MEDALS.

    DD Friday, 19 August 2016 11:00 AM

    Greatest of all time.


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