Usain St. Leo Bolt has once again proved that he is no ordinary athlete and without any doubt will have his name indelibly printed in the annals of sports history as one of the greatest athletes to have ever trod this planet.
In the men ‘s 200 meters final on Thursday, he simply showed his class as the best by out running his competitors to take home the gold medal in a world leading time of 19.55 seconds.
Bolt’s arch rival Justin Gatlin could only in wonderment utter the words, “world boss” while commentators were all left tongue tied by the amazing performance of the man from Jamaica — lightning Bolt.
He came, he saw, and he conquered.
He came into the world championships with poor form, poor times (never broke 20 secs before the semifinals in Beijing), was lacking in race fitness, yet was able to capture the sprint double in 9.79 secs and 19.55 secs.
What manner of man is this?
Bolt has now won his 16th Global title. He completed his 10th World championships Gold collection on Thursday, in addition to 6 olympic Gold medals.
He is now the winningest male athlete in world championships history with 12 medals – 10 gold and 2 silver. And he has now tied Merlene Ottey with 12 World Championships medals.
Overall, Bolt has 18 Global medals, with 16 being GOLD !
His compatriot Nickel Ashmeade was 8th in 20.33 secs, while South Africa’s Anasa Jobodwana won the bronze in a national record 19.87 secs. Panama’s Alonso Edward was 4th in 19.87 secs and Zharnel Hughes, the former Kingston College student from Anguilla who now represents Great Britain was 5th in a personal best 20.02.
Jamaica’s 4x100m men were in spanking form when they turned up the heat to defend their title and win the race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
Nesta Carter led off to Asafa Powell to Nickel Ashmeade with Usain Bolt on the anchor leg thus making them the unstoppable quartet on the track.
Jamaica clocked 37.36s to win the gold medal ahead of the Americans, who stopped the clock at 37.77s after crossing the line in second place.
However, the American team was later disqualified. This pushed China into the silver medal spot after they had originally crossed the line in third place in a time of 38.01,
Canada, who finished fourth in a time of 38.13 seconds, was upgraded to the bronze medal.
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