Usain Bolt cemented his spot in the pantheon of the present day Olympic Games – delighting the 80,000 spectators who witnessed history in the producing.
The sensational Jamaican roared to victory in the 200m final in the Olympic Stadium, finishing a historic double right after efficiently defending his 100m title on Sunday.
Bolt lit up the Video games four days ago and his run in the 200m was 1 of the most anticipated events remaining in the Games.
And he did not disappoint, retaining the 200m gold medal he won in Beijing.
Undaunted by the initial world record of the Olympic monitor meet run by 800m winner David Rudisha much less than an hour ahead of his last, Bolt was not going to be upstaged by anybody.
From the starter’s gun, he dominated his favourite occasion and had sufficient of a lead to slow down at the line, deliver his left index finger to his mouth and “ssssshhh” the crowd.
That was in no way going to work. The 80,000-capability crowd at the Olympic Stadium went wild as Bolt delivered on his promise of winning when it counts – as he almost often does.
His 19.32-2nd winning time was just .02 seconds outdoors his winning mark at the Beijing Olympics.
He led a Jamaican clean sweep of the last, with 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir in silver and bronze position.
Right after crossing the line first to thunderous cheers, Bolt gave his customary arms outstretched, lighting bolt pose, prior to milking applause from spectators on his victory parade, draped in a Jamaican flag.