Usain Bolt did it again. After running away with his third-straight Olympic 100-meter gold medal on Sunday, he dominated the 200 meters on Thursday night to take his third-straight Olympic gold in that event too.
Bolt got off to an uncharacteristically fast start and just ran away from everyone, crossing the line in 19.78 with no one close to him.
Enjoy the video because it’s incredible:
Canadian Andre De Grasse took the silver in 20.02 and France’s Christophe Lemaitre took the bronze in 20.12.
Bolt, who will turn 30 on Sunday, earned his eighth Olympic medal, all of which have been gold. It was also his 13th World or Olympic individual title, a remarkable record that no sprinter is likely to ever equal.
Just stop and ponder this achievement for a minute. Bolt has won the 100 and 200 meters and three straight Olympics. He’s owned the world of sprinting for nearly a decade with no competition close to him.
Bolt will have one final event, as Jamaica looks for a third-straight title in the 4×100 meter relay on Friday night.
It appears the 2016 Olympics will belong to Usain Bolt on the track. Just like the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He’s clearly the best sprinter we’ve ever seen and will be someone we talk about for a long time.