Aug 09, 2012 01:19 PM EDT
Everyone knew that the 200-meter men's final would ultimately come down to Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake battling it out as if no other sprinters were on the track. Both athletes made it their mission to win the gold, but alas, only one prevailed.
With a clocked time of 19.32, Bolt took home the gold once again and left Blake with the silver, with a mark of 19.44.
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The Jamaicans swept all the medals at the event since Warren Weir took home the bronze with 19.84.
Bolt holds the world record for the fastest 200-meter sprint, clocking in at 19.19 in 2009. He won for the same event in the 2008 Olympic Games and that year he went 3 for 3, winning the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100 relay while setting a world record for each of them. His 2012 win for the 200-meter just made him the first man with two Olympic medals in the 200-meter sprint.
During the U.S. Trials, Blake beat Bolt in both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints. In their semifinal heats, they each ranked in first place but Bolt won gold for the 100-meter sprint on Sunday and again today in the 200-meter finals. His time of 9.63 in the 100-meter sprint is the second fastest time in history.
Holding a number of world records now, it is accurate to say that Bolt can be considered the fastest man in the world. However, other sprinters though they could stand a chance against the Jamaicans in Thursday's final.
"Yeah, man. That's why we are racing," said Team USA's Wallace Spearmon before the race, according to The Huffington Post. "If they weren't beatable, they would just hand them medals, and we'd race for third."
Even the third was untouchable. In the end, Team Jamaica keep the gold and silver and bronze all for themselves.
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