Usain Bolt In Olympic Finals: 6 Starts, 6 Gold Medals, 9 Records

Usain Bolt's claim to being the greatest athlete and/or Olympian in the history of the world is certainly a bold one. Bolt's staggering performance in Olympic finals gives him powerful evidence to back it up.

Here are Bolt's six performances in Olympic finals, in chronological order:

  1. Men's 100m, 2008 Olympics: Gold medal, new world and Olympic record at 9.69 seconds.
  2. Men's 200m, 2008 Olympics: Gold medal, new world and Olympic record at 19.30 seconds.
  3. Men's 4x100m Relay, 2008 Olympics: Gold medal, new world and Olympic record at 37.10 seconds.
  4. Men's 100m, 2012 Olympics: Gold medal, new Olympic record at 9.63 seconds.
  5. Men's 200m, 2012 Olympics: Gold medal, 19.32 seconds.
  6. Men's 4x100m Relay, 2012 Olympics: Gold medal, new world and Olympic record at 36.84 seconds.

Certainly, that's coming through in the clutch, with record performances in five of six finals. And Bolt didn't set a record in the 200m in London ... because his record from Beijing was insane as it was.

Also, that's undoubtedly the fastest six gold medals in Olympic history. Together, Bolt and his Jamaica teams won them in 2:11.88. For perspective, you could listen to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" for 2:11.88 and not even get to the bridge.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic athletics, follow the 2012 Olympic athletics section.

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