Usain Bolt stole the show again on Thursday at the London Olympics, cruising to a successful gold medal defense in the men's 200 meters. Bolt blew away the field, crossing the line in 19.32 seconds as he put it in cruise control again, looking over his left shoulder to make sure fellow countryman Yohan Blake was not within striking distance. Finishing behind Bolt were Blake and Warren Weir, to make a medal sweep for Jamaica. Bolt put his finger to his mouth in celebration before he even crossed the line:
There were some questions, however minor, about Bolt entering the games after he was defeated by Blake in both the 100m and 200m in Jamaica's Olympic trials. He's dealt with several injuries over the past few years, and there were concerns about his condition for London. But he remained confident, stating that his goal in London was to cement his status as a "living legend." After by defending his second gold medal this week, he achieved that stated aim and proclaimed as much after the race, via Richard Deitsch:
"It's what I came here to do. I'm now a legend. I'm also the greatest athlete to live." -— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) August 9, 2012
Bolt also declared that the he was now in the "Michael Johnson category." But he also made a point of taking a shot at another American legend, Carl Lewis.
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