2012 Summer Olympics: Why Another Gold Is on the Horizon for Usain Bolt

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2012 Summer Olympics: Why Another Gold Is on the Horizon for Usain Bolt
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After Usain Bolt's dominant performance in the 100-meter dash, he is primed to pick up his second gold medal of the Summer Olympics in the 200-meter dash.

There was plenty of reason to doubt Bolt heading into the London Games. After taking the gold in both the 100 and 200 in Beijing, Bolt finished second in both events in qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Once he was knocked from his pedestal, each event seemed up for grabs.

Even after his victory in the 100, history is still not on the Jamaican's side. At least Carl Lewis had previously won consecutive golds in the 100; no one has ever accomplished that feat in the 200.

If what we've seen in London so far is any indicator, however, Bolt is in perfect position to make history and solidify his legendary status in his own eyes.

Let's take a look at how we've gone from skepticism to certainty about his chances in such a short time.

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