London 2012 Athletics: Usain Bolt seals legendary status with unique double

Usain Bolt retained his 200m title on Thursday to become the first man to achieve the sprint double at consecutive Olympics.

updated: August 10, 2012 01:43 IST
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London: Usain Bolt made history on Thursday when the Jamaican successfully defended his Olympic 200m crown to claim an unprecedented second successive sprint double.

Bolt, who retained his 100m title on Saturday, crossed the line in 19.32sec to win in front of a delirious sell-out 80,000 crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

The 25-year-old's victory meant he bettered the record of US track legend Carl Lewis, who won three golds and a silver in the sprints at the 1984 and 1988 Games.

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