Bolt of Lightning strikes twice

20 08 2008
Bolt of Lightning

Bolt of Lightning

Another World record smashed by the Lightning Bolt. First it was the 100 metre with a time of 9.69 seconds. Tonight Usain Bolt won the men’s Olympic 200 metre finals by demolishing rest of the field in a time of 19.30 seconds. So lightning does strike twice. The person in 2nd place was Churandy Martina of the Netherlands with a time of 19.82 seconds, ahead bronze medalist Shawn Crawford from the United States at 19.96 seconds. The Lightning Bolt crossed the finish line a full half second before the rest of the field! Half a second is a lifetime to sprinter. It takes years for these sprinters to bring down their time by that amount. They must have truly wondered what they were doing at the starting line tonight at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.

Carl Lewis was the first last person to win the mens 100 and 200 metre sprint events in one year, in the 1984 Olympics. But Usain Bolt created history by being the first athlete to ever win both the 100 metre and 200 metre races in world record times.

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21 08 2008
nenebubuchacha

he was damn fast that night…

eh the 2nd runner up got disqualified. damn sad,
ran into the inner lane..

21 08 2008
nenebubuchacha

u might like this since ure a youtuber

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