Usain Bolt has done it again! Bolt has won the men’s 200m race at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and he’s done it in style! He has now won his second gold at the Rio Olympics, making it his eighth overall Olympic medal. At this point, Bolt is not racing against any other competitor, but racing against himself. Bolt is running to break his own records and better his own performances. If you are trying to Google terms like, ‘Usain Bolt 200m final video”, ‘Usain Bolt youtube”, ‘Usain Bolt Rio video’ or ‘Usain Bolt 200m video’, stop right now. We will tell you how Bolt ran to clinch his second gold medal in Rio, right here!
Bolt Still the King
Though Bolt was expected to retain his gold medal in the 200m final, the semi-final made things interesting. Some people were expecting a clash between Bolt and the young 21-year-old, Andre De Grasse from Canada. People who are talking about De Grasse being the future of sprinting, were excited about his prospects. De Grasse lived up to his potential and won the silver. However, it was Bolt all the way when the runners turned around the bend. Bolt took the lead after 100m and just kept putting distance between himself and all the other runners as he advanced.
Is Bolt the Greatest?
Bolt completed his race in 19.78 seconds, not a new record but very good considering it was a damp track. Bolt announced that this was his last individual race at the Olympics as he is retiring next year! Bolt has a chance of winning another gold in the 4 x 100m relay final, where he will be the lynch pin for the Jamaican team. After flashing his trademark smile, Bolt went on to say, “I don’t need to prove anything else. What else can I do to prove to the world I am the greatest? I am trying to be one of the greatest. Be among Muhammad Ali and Pele. I hope to be in that bracket after these Games.”
A Glorious Legacy
If these words had come from a lesser athlete it would have been considered arrogant. But Bolt has earned the right to say this. He is now going to go all out to get the ‘triple triple,’ which is unprecedented. If Bolt leads Jamaica to a gold in the team relay tonight, it will a be stunning achievement. Bolt aims to win and will leave behind an unforgettable legacy.
Usain Bolt dominates for the 200m gold! pic.twitter.com/vyqeyytzZ6
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