2012 Summer Olympics

Usain Bolt Will Blow Competition Away to Win 200-Meter Gold

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men's 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Justin WeltonAnalyst IIAugust 9, 2012

Usain Bolt is a man amongst boys on the track. There is no way better of putting it. 

Despite the competition improving year after year, Bolt is still on top in terms of being the fastest man alive.

Thursday's 200-meter competition for gold will be just another reminder why Bolt is head-and-shoulders better than the improved competition.

Bolt's best race is the 100-meter where he absolutely dominates the field. 200-meter is still strong for Bolt, but he can be defeated in that event.

Just not this year. Just not on most days. 

Not with Bolt at his peak. Not with Bolt having another opportunity for success before he waits another four years to try it again. Not in London.

Bolt's era as the best in the world was supposed to be up in the air this go-around with the competition improving. His 9.63 seconds of a 100-meter performance proves that people need to slow their roll because the passing of the torch isn't happening yet.

And it won't happen in the relative future. Despite the improved competition, Bolt will still crush the field. Here is Bolt's competition and which lane they are placed:

Competition and Lanes via NBCOlympics.com

2. Christophe Lemaitre

3. Alex Quinonez

4. Yohan Blake

5. Churandy Martina

6. Spearmon Wallace

7. Usain Bolt

8. Warren Weir

9. Anaso Jobodwana

Prediction

Bolt gets off to a decent start, but not one where it's clear he's going to walk away with the gold. However, as the 200-meter race continues along, Bolt will increase his lead just like we are accustomed to seeing.

Bolt will narrowly beat out fellow countryman Yohan Blake to win yet another gold medal. 

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