LONDON — Usain Bolt finally confirmed himself as a track and field legend after firing to gold in the men’s 200 metres dash at the London Olympic Games here tonight.
In fact, Bolt led fantastic night for Jamaica, which not only won gold, but the silver and bronze medal as well.
All three sprinters are coached by Jamaican sprint guru and former national coach, Glen Mills.
Bolt, feeling confident from day one at these Games, blasted from the blocks and kept going on his way to equalling the fourth fastest time off all-time, at 19.32 to secured his second successive Olympic sprint double.
It was clear that the 25-year-old had no interest in world record or Olympic record in the latter parts of the race, as he eased off the gas while looking at the clock.
For him, the victory was more important at these Games.
“It was hard for me, it was hard. I’m really dedicated to my work. I knew what London meant and I’m proud of myself,” he said.
“I did what I wanted. I came out of a rough season and I did what I had to do.
“It’s what I came here to do.”
He added:”I’m now a legend, I’m also the greatest athlete to live. I am in the same category as Michael Johnson. I’m honoured.
“It’s all about Michael for me. I grew up watching him break World records. He’s a great athlete.”
Yohan Blake, the 100m silver medallist behind Bolt on Sunday ran a seasonal best of 9.44secs for the silver medal and Warren Weir crossed the line at 19.84 for the bronze.To send email correction or further classifications, please shoot us an email at lcummings [at] world-track.org.