Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Usain Bolt Sets New World Record in Men's 200m at the Beijing Olympics

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.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video. It took me 15 minutes to find an authentic video of this awesome race. Thanks for posting the site on youtube.

bong said...

yes, thank you for posting this video. It is ridiculous that ALL other sites are kowtowing to china and not posting any footage of the olympics. I work and did not get a chance to see it on NBC.

jescrime61 said...

Like bong I too work and go to school and hve been unable to see any Olympic broadcast. And NBC online clips are useless unless you have to most recent computers and software (shame on them for cutting out the majority of common online viewers). Thanks for posting this and letting catch of glimpse of history.

jescrime61 said...

Like bong, I too work and go to school at night and have not been able to watch an of the Olympics. NBC-Official Olympics Online video clips are unable to be seen unless you have the most recent software and hardware, (shame on NBC for cutting out the average computer user). Thanks for sharing this clip and allowing me to catch a glimpse of sport history.

SteaM10 said...

Thanx for posting the video here, you are DA MAN :D

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