Olympic athletics: Bolt storms to 200m glory to make history

August 10th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt scorched to Olympic gold in the men’s 200 metres Thursday, blazing into the history books as the first sprinter to retain both sprint titles.

The 25-year-old Jamaican raced home in 19.32 to beat out teammate Yohan Blake, who ran 19.44, into silver.

Warren Weir took the bronze in 19.84 to make it a Jamaican clean sweep.

Bolt won both the 100m and 200m sprints in Beijing.

Bolt recorded the second-fastest 100 metres ever of 9.63 seconds Sunday to beat Blake to that gold medal too.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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