Usain Bolt seals legendary status with Olympic sprint double win

Usain Bolt seals legendary status with Olympic sprint double win
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Published August 9th, 2012 - 23:30 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m
Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m
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Usain Bolt has become the first man ever to win the Olympic sprint double twice in succession on an historic night in London.

While millions already consider Bolt a legend for winning triple gold in Beijing and defending his 100m title in London on Sunday, the Jamaican always insisted he had to retain his 200m title to achieve such status.

The 25-year-old did precisely that with another imperious performance, leading a Jamaican clean sweep ahead of 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, both of whom are just 22.

Bolt's winning time of 19.32 seconds was outside his own world record of 19.19secs which he felt might be a possibility, but the 80,000 crowd had already witnessed one such record after a stunning performance from Kenya's David Rudisha in the 800m.

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