Usain Bolt Wins Olympic Gold In 200-Meters
Usain Bolt cannot be stopped, beaten, or outrun. It’s just not possible.
Usain Bolt tilted his head backward and screamed. He plaintively raised his palms to the sky, tugged hard on his shirt, then angrily ripped the No. 6 sticker off his right hip.
It had the look of an unthinkable loss in the Olympic 200 meters.
But there’s only one opponent that can really beat Bolt: Time.
The Jamaican superstar romped in what he says is likely his last Olympic individual race Thursday night, but finished in 19.78 seconds, .59 short of his own world record — the one he said he really wanted to break.
“I wanted to run a faster time,” said the sprinter, who turns 30 on the night of the closing ceremony. “I knew it was going to be hard to break the world record, because I could tell by my legs. When I came off the corner, my legs decided, ‘Listen, we’re not going to go any faster.'”
Hard to argue with a win, though, and Bolt has Olympic gold medal No. 8, and a third straight 200 title to go with the same trifecta in the 100. His run for gold No. 9 comes Friday in the 4×100 relays.
Congrats, black man. We’ll be rooting for you in the 4 x 100m today!
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