NEWS World Media Cover The Most Famous Athlete On The Planet, Usain Bolt!

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NEWS World Media Cover The Most Famous Athlete On The Planet, Usain Bolt!

NEWS     World Media Cover The Most Famous Athlete On The Planet, Usain Bolt!

 

Only Usain Bolt can win an eighth straight gold medal, in eight races, and still not meet expectations.

The Jamaican legend won the 200m gold on Thursday night in Rio, finishing with a time of 19:78, far ahead of the rest of the field. Andre De Grasse of Canada took silver with a time of 20.02 and Christophe LeMaitre of France won bronze in 20.12.

The only quibble: Bolt set expectations for this race very high, as he’s talked all week about how badly he wanted to break his own 200m world record time of 19:19, set at world championships in Berlin in 2009. He said he felt as if his soon-to-be-30-year-old body could accomplish that ambitious goal. Many sprint experts think it’s almost impossible to run faster than 19:19 in the race.

– Time Magazine

100? 200? Doesn’t Matter. They Still Can’t Catch Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the gold medal in the men’s 200 metres at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night, further cementing his standing as the most dominant sprinter in history.

On a rain-soaked track, Bolt made winning his eighth career gold medal look easy. No one came close. His time: 19.78 seconds, well ahead of Andre De Grasse of Canada, who took silver in 20.02. Christophe Lemaitre of France won bronze in 20.12.

Earlier this week, Bolt, 29, hurtled past his competitors to win the 100-metre dash with apparent ease, becoming the first person to win three consecutive gold medals in any Olympic track and field event.

– New York Times

Usain Bolt secures another 200m gold

The spectacle of Usain Bolt descended on Olympic Stadium again Thursday night, its stands packed with Jamaica’s green-and-black [and yellow] colours and other hues from around the world rooting for him just the same. They wanted to see a show. They got even more.

Bolt ran away from the field in the 200-metre dash, falling shy of his world record but still easily capturing his second gold medal of the Rio Games and the eighth of his Olympic career. On Friday night, he will join the favoured Jamaican team in the 4×100-metre relay to fulfill his ultimate quest: the triple-triple, or three gold medals in the same three events over the course of three Olympics.

Never before had a runner won the 100-metre dash in back-to-back-to-back Olympics. Bolt did so easily earlier this week. The 200 was even more of a blowout, not surprising seeing as it’s his best event but still marvellous to watch because of his towering superiority.

– Yahoo Sports

Usain Bolt blazes to gold in the 200, his final individual event in Olympics

Usain Bolt did it again, of course he did. There was no world record, the damp, cool, Olympic Stadium track took that out of the equation.

But in his last individual Olympic race Bolt grabbed his eighth gold meal and his third in a row in his beloved 200 metres. More than anything, he did it in his own inimitable style.

There was the laughter, the showmanship, the exhilarated, joyous, infectious celebrations. And there was

the raw speed, the kind of natural yet finely honed pace that no human in history has ever matched.

– USA Today

It’s not even close! 

Usain Bolt claimed his eighth Olympic gold medal and tore up the record books once again.

The Jamaican is now one day away from landing the ‘triple triple’ and he will attempt to complete the incredible feat in the Rio 2016 Stadium on Friday evening. Bolt easily swept his competition and stormed home to clinch the 200m gold in a time of 19.78. But Bolt couldn’t help but wipe the immediate disappointment off his face when he realised his time. The race was never really against his competitors as much as it was the clock for Bolt, who had his heart set on beating the Olympic record he set in the Beijing games eight years ago.

A showman through and through, Bolt’s signature smile soon spread across his face as the crowd road and he knelt on the track, taking deep breaths and punching his heart in victory. One Love by another of Jamaica’s famous sons, Bob Marley, played as Bolt grabbed a Jamaican flag and did his lap of honour, singing along to the lyrics as he jigged and blew kisses to the adoring crowd.

– Daily Mail Online

Usain Bolt blows field away for third straight 200m gold

Putting the final touches on his Olympic legacy, Usain Bolt won the Olympic 200m gold medal Thursday night in Rio. It was likely the last individual Olympic race for the eight-time gold medalist.

Bolt crossed the line in 19.78 seconds, his slowest time in his three Olympic 200m finals.

With three Olympic gold medals in both the 100m and 200m, Bolt became the third athlete in Olympic history to win two individual events at three Olympics, joining Michael Phelps and Ray Ewry.

– NBC Sports

Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second gold medal at Rio 2016, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of a ‘treble treble’.

The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre.

Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first Olympic medal in a photo finish.

Bolt, 29, has already won the 100m in Rio and will run in the 4x100m relay final on Friday (today).

He is aiming to match his achievement of claiming gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

— BBC Sport

 

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