Usain Bolt Wins 2012 Olympic Men's 200-Meter Gold Medal
Usain Bolt continues to be the focus of the 2012 Olympics, as he earned the gold medal in the men's 200-meter dash race on Thursday.
The Jamaican star loved this event at the 2008 Beijing Games, as he set a new world record with a time of 19.30 seconds to capture the gold medal.
This time around, he pulled in gold with a time of 19.32 (via Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden):
Bolt wins 200m in 19.32. matches Michael Johnson. Blake solid second in 19.44. Weir (Jam), 22, completes sweep. Spearmon 4th— Tim Layden (@SITimLayden) August 9, 2012
Bolt's Olympic resume just keeps getting better and better with each passing day. He does things that no one else is able to do, which makes his performance that much more impressive. He is so long and strong that you could make a case he is the greatest talent the Olympics has ever seen.
In fact, this win gives him an accomplishment that no one else can claim (via ESPN's Paul Carr):
Usain Bolt is the first to sweep the 100m & 200m at two Olympics.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) August 9, 2012
Whose Olympic Resume Would You Rather Have?
Bolt is not going to have a Michael Phelps-esque resume of medals, just because he doesn't participate in the same number of events. But if you look at the results on a per-event basis, it would be difficult to find anyone who can touch what Bolt has done.
The number of medals, world records and Olympic records that Bolt has set over the last four years is incredible. Some of these are records that no one thought would ever be broken, and he is making it look so easy.
Adding a medal in the 200-meter dash is just another day at the office for Bolt, who has made himself the story of Week 2 in London.
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