Bolt makes Olympic track and field history

USAIN BOLT became the only man in Olympic history to successfully defend both the 100-meter and 200-meter gold medals by leading a Jamaican 1-2-3 in the latter event.

He came in at 19.32 seconds followed by teammates Yohan Blake and Warren Weir on Thursday night.

Earlier this week, Bolt joined Lewis as the only sprinter to successfully defend the 100-meter Olympic gold, with Lewis having pulled off the feat in Seoul in 1988 after winning in the 1984 Los Angeles Games. But Bolt did Lewis one better, defending the 200 meters as well. Now he appears ready to go three-for-three in title defenses with the Jamaicans being heavily favored in the 4×100-meter relay on Saturday.

As Bolt came off the bend strong and pulled away with his long stride, Blake hung close behind until the final 30 meters, just as Weir was making his move up to third. Blake’s silver came in at 19.44, while Weir took bronze at 19.84. Noli Cruz


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