Usain Bolt Counts Second Gold in Rio as He Races Final Individual Event
If Jamaica can pull out a win in Friday's relay, Bolt will finish his Olympic career with nine gold medals.
Usain Bolt claimed his second gold in Rio, beating out the competition in the men’s 200-meter sprint.
Bolt, 29, finished at 19.78 seconds, closing out Andre De Grasse of Canada and France’s Christophe Lemaitre.
“I wasn’t happy with the time when I crossed the line, but I’m excited I got the medal, that’s the key thing,” he said after the race. “The fact that I came here and I executed what I wanted is a brilliant feeling.”
After Thursday’s event the Jamaican runner counted his eighth gold medal total and his third medal in this specific event.
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On Sunday the sprinter won gold in the 100-meter men’s race, making history, as he became the first man to win three consecutive gold medals in the race.
Bolts next and final event is Friday’s men’s 4×100-meter relay.