Bolt Strikes Again with Thunder
In a history making moment, Usain Bolt has confirmed that he is a force to be reckoned with, successfully claiming the 200m men's sprint final in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and setting yet another world record. Not only that, he is the first man since Carl Lewis to win both the 100m and 200m sprints in the same Olympic year.
The record was achieved in a time of 19.3 seconds to break Michael Johnson's 12-year-old world record, one of the most venerable in the books. "I just blew my mind and blew the world's mind," Bolt said.
As he approached the finish line, Bolt was an amazing 0.52 seconds clear of his nearest competitor, Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles. Martina was disqualified however, after a U.S. protest against him for running out of his lane, which saw another American, Shaun Crawford pick up the silver medal by default. "It feels like a charity case," Crawford said.
Either way, it was about four body lengths, the biggest margin in an Olympic 200.