Usain Bolt Wins 200m in Jamaican Medal Sweep
Usain Bolt slowed down towards the end of the men’s 200m final, but he didn’t need to give 100 percent, winning the gold and sweeping the 100m and 200m events for the second straight Olympic Games, all as one third of a Jamaican medal sweep in the event.
Bolt finished the race in 19.32 seconds, 2/100 of a second less than the Olympic record he set in 2008 despite, again, SLOWING DOWN AT THE END. Whether you think he has an obligation to give it all he’s got for the duration of the race or not, that is still a remarkable performance by Bolt.
Finishing out the sweep for the Jamaicans were Yohan Blake and Warren Weir. Blake finished in 19.44 seconds and Weir did so in 19.84. It was the first medal sweep in the event since the United States took all three medals in the 2004 Games in Athens with Shawn Crawford claiming gold, Bernard Williams the silver, and Justin Gatlin the bronze.
Bolt and the Jamaican team will now set their sights on the 4 x 100 relay, where Bolt has a chance to claim his sixth Olympic gold medal in six events.