The Jamaican super star won another gold medal in Rio, the 8th in his Olympic career. Bolt was the only sprinter to finish in under 20 seconds and will now focus on his next goal, the 4x100m relay final. If he wins, he will be the only one to ever win all three gold medals for which he competed at three consecutive Olympics.
Another step closer to history Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
After winning his first gold in Rio in the 100m sprint, Usain Bolt did it again and won his third consecutive 200m Olympic gold. The Jamaican superstar came in first at 19.78 seconds, making him the only one in the final to finish in under 20 seconds.
The win marks Bolt’s eighth career gold and second at the Rio Olympics. Now, all that is left for him to do in order to win a historic “triple triple,” winning all three races in which he competed at three consecutive Olympics, is to take first place in the 4x100m relay final that will take place on Sunday.
It seemed that Bolt made little effort after coming in first at 19.78 seconds, a similar time to that of his semi-final sprint. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse came in second with the total time of 20.02s and French Christophe Lemaitre won bronze with 20.12s.