Usain Bolt of Jamaica is now in the history books.
Bolt posted a time of 19.32 on Thursday in the men’s 200m to win Olympic Gold in a Jamaican sweep. Yohan Blake won the Silver medal with a time of 19.44 and Warren Weir won Olympic Bronze with a time of 19.90.
Bolt also becomes the first sprinter to defend his 200m Olympic title, and now owns the men’s 100m and 200m gold medals from the last two Olympic Games.
It was also a world record night in the men’s 800m as David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya posted a time of 1:40.91. Rudisha was 0.82 seconds faster than Nijel Amos of Botsawna. Rudisha broke his own world record that he set in 2010.
Rudisha has also reportedly challenged Bolt in a 400m run in the future, something similar to the Michael Johnson-Donovan Bailey 150m exhibition at Toronto’s Rogers Centre about 15 years ago. Bailey won after Johnson pulled up.