Bolt from the Blue Part 2- Usain does it again !

After cruising through the 100m, Usain Bolt powered his way through the 200m race to become the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the 100 200 double at the Olympics. Bolt’s time of 19.30 seconds eased .02 seconds off Michael Johnson’s 19.32 at Atalanta. Johnson’s record was considered unbreakable by many, but as Michael Phelps has already proved in the Water Cube, records are meant to be broken.

Bolt won his 100m in 9.69, and could have easily brought the world record down further had he not chosen to celebrate 20m ahead of the finish line.

In the 200m Olympic heats, Bolt had run a 20.09.

Defending champion Shawn Crawford took silver, while 100m bronze medallist Walter Dix took his Beijing medals tally to two by ending third.

Churandy Martina of the Dutch Antilles had originally finished second, but a protest from the US team resulted in the Antilles losing their first ever medal in track and field events. Churandy had allegedly run out of his lane. American Walter Spearmon also lost his bronze as the officials adjudged him to have crossed lanes.

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