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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Eat Crow Michael Johnson!!

Michael Johnson can eat crow!!

Jamaica’s Bolt breaks 200 mark, gets sprint double

BEIJING (AP)—Usain Bolt of Jamaica broke the world record by winning the 200 meters in 19.30 seconds Wednesday night, becoming the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to sweep the 100 and 200 gold medals at an Olympics.

Bolt is the first man ever to break the world marks in both sprints at an Olympics. Not even Lewis or Jesse Owens managed that.

Showing what he can do when he runs at full speed all the way through the finish—something he hadn’t done yet in the Beijing Games—Bolt eclipsed the old record of 19.32 seconds set by Michael Johnson in Atlanta in 1996.

Bolt was an astonishing 0.52 seconds ahead of Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles, who was second across the finish line but later was disqualified after a U.S. team protest that he had run out of his lane. The third man across the line, Wallace Spearmon of the United States, also was disqualified for leaving his lane.

Those rulings meant Shawn Crawford of the United States, the defending Olympic champion, wound up with the silver medal, and another American, Walter Dix, ended up with the bronze medal despite being the fifth man across the finish line.

The performance marked Bolt as one of the breakthrough stars of these Summer Games, coming on the heels of his victory in the 100 Saturday night. He bettered his own world record in that race by winning in 9.69 seconds—despite slowing down over the final 20 meters to showboat.

Michael Johnson declared the other night that Usain Bolt was not going to break the world record in the 200m. Not only did Bolt win the 200m, but he also broke the world record while racing with wind.

Who's talking now Michael?????

Congratulations to Usain Bolt. I'm beyond thrilled that he won this race.

To those people out there who are bitching about his "showboating", it's called PRIDE!! Nobody had a problem with Michael Phelps when he beat his chest and "showboated". All of a sudden Bolt is wrong for doing the exact same thing? I think not!!

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