Bolt Lighting Strikes Gold in London
Usain Bolt Athletics Men Jamaica London 2012 Olympics
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is known to the world as Lighting Bolt
. The 25-year-old from Jamaica proved that he is an once in a lifetime athlete & arguably the greatest sprinter ever when he managed to defend both his 100-meter & 200-meter Olympic gold medals from Beijing 2008 with a Olympic Record timing of 9.63 seconds in the 100-meters & 19.32 seconds in the 200-meters.
Bolt, who came into the spotlight in 2007 with his gold medal winning run in Osaka World Championships and 100-meter world record breaking run during the Reebok Grand Prix held in New York's Icahn Stadium.
But he became an overnight sensation with his double gold winning run in both the 100-meter & 200-meter sprint events. Bolt continued to make headlines as he became the first man to break both the 9.60 seconds & 19.20 seconds barrier with a timing of 9.58 seconds & 19.19-seconds in the 100-meters & 200-meters respectively at the 2009 Berlin World Championships.
Bolt arrived at the London Olympics with clouds of doubt over his ability. He was accused of illegal usage of performance enhancing drugs by former greats such as Carl Lewis while he was losing out to his fellow Jamaican sprinter & running mate Yohan Blake during the Olympic trials in Jamaica.
But Bolt managed to overcome all his critics & his supposedly dwindling abilities to win gold in both the 100-meter & the 200-meter event making him the first person to do so in back to back Olympic Games.
Bolt, who won 3 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, will look to repeat his feat to take his tally of Olympic gold medal to 6 gold medals when he takes to the track for 4x100-meter relay racing event alongside Blake, who came second to Bolt in both the sprint events.
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