Usain Bolt has won third successive gold medal in men’s 200 meter in Rio Olympics.
Usain Bolt’s only competitor is time, he couldn’t beat it. Bolt said it would be his last Olympic 200-meter race in Thursday night, but finished in 19.78 seconds, more than a half-second short of his own world record the one he said he really wanted to break.
Bolt won and got gold medal No. 8. as he crossed a finish line a real story of him as this one.
Andre de Grasse of Canada finished race in 0.24 behind and Christophe Lemaitre of France took bronze, Bolt was giving every bit of effort, grimacing as he approached the line.
He glanced to his left to check out the clock just before he crossed. The time came up, and when Bolt saw it, he tilted his head back and yelled, stuck his hands wide open as if to say “Why?” then tore off the No. 6 sticker that was on his right hip.
But after winning race all well as usual, with chants of “Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt” coming out from all direction, Bolt paraded around the track with his flag and reggae music was loud in background then, dropped to his knees and kissed the track before giving his iconic “To The World” pose.
He made record with 19.19 in his favorite race in year 2009 at world championships, breaking the mark he’d previously set the year before (19.30) when he made his debut in Beijing.