Usain Bolt creates Olympic history by winning the men's 200m final
- August 10, 2012
USAIN Bolt is officially a legend.
It was a Jamaican trifecta, with his training partner Yohan Blake second in 19.44sec and youngster Warren Weir taking the bronze in a personal best of 19.84sec.
Bolt had the race cooked after the first 50m and from lane seven he was metres in front at the top of the straight.
Blake did close late but he was never a threat with the world record holder looking over at his friend and putting one finger to his lips as he crossed the line.
His winning time equalled Michael Johnson from Atlanta in 1996 and was just .02sec off the Olympic record which he set four years ago.
Bolt had thought he might challenge his world mark of 19.19sec but the reality was all he was after was gold and legendary status in his own mind.
Bolt said: "This is the one I wanted and I got it."