Wednesday, October 20

Bolt Snags Olympic Double at world record pace

A second bolt of lightening struck the same place in did a few days ago in the magnificent Bird’s Nest in Beijing China today when Usain Bolt outclassed a word class field into becoming the first Olympic Sprint double medalist since 1984. Usain Bolt electrified thousands of viewers in the national stadium and billions worldwide running a stunning curve and all the way to the line to set a new world record of 19.30 seconds.

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Usain bolt celebrating his world record 200m victory (phto by Chang W. Lee)

Usain has emmerged as the poster boy of the 2008 Olympic Games and rightfully so as his dominance of the 100m and 200m is well needed in a sport tainted by athletics using performance enhancing drugs. Bolt’s magnificent performance bring Jamaica’s medal haul so far to 6 medals – 3 gold and 3 silver.