Bolt wins gold in 200

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 12:10 pm
By: News 9

Sports Network

Beijing, China -- Jamaica's Usain Bolt made history once again at the Beijing Olympics, as he won gold in the men's 200 meters with another world record.

Bolt had already won the 100 in world record time Saturday and set his second WR of the Games on Wednesday, blowing away the field with a time of 19.30 seconds.

The previous record of 19.32 seconds was set by American sprinter Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles won the silver with a time of 19.82 seconds and Shawn Crawford, gold medalist four years ago in Athens, took bronze with a 19.96 split.

The victory also made Bolt just the ninth runner in Olympic history to win both the men's 100 and 200 meter races at one Games.

Legendary American sprinter Carl Lewis was the last to pull off the double when he won the 100 and 200 en route to winning four gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Wallace Spearmon of the U.S. was disqualified for stepping outside his lane. Spearmon would've finished in third place with a time of 19.95 seconds, but his disqualification moved his countryman Crawford into bronze position.

Walter Dix, the remaining U.S. sprinter in the race, finished fourth. Dix was the bronze medalist in the 100.

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