By Jennifer Lee, EnStarz | Aug 09, 2012 07:06 PM EDT
Usain Bolt claimed an amazing second gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics on Thursday winning the 200M sprint in 19.32 seconds, becoming the first person ever to defend the 200 meter Olympic title.
Millions around the world saw history being made as Bolt claimed victory in a time just outside the Olympic record.
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The scenes in Jamaica were of a party town in top gear as the nation showed off its sprint dominance to the world, claiming a one-two-three finish and all the medals on offer for the event.
Bolt's countryman Yohan Blake claimed the silver in second place for the second time in recent days, but he ran Bolt close with a time of 19.44 seconds.
The race started in a frantic pace with both Bolt and Blake immediately pulling out ahead of the rest of the competitors. As they came into the straight Bolt was clearly out front and threatening to gain an embarrassingly one-sided victory. However, Blake managed to remain just behind Bolt and made sure he pushed him all the way.
However, Bolt's immense power showed in the end and with still 10 meters to go he amazingly eased up over the line, yet still came within a few hundredths of a second from the Olympic record.
Jamaica's Warren Weir came in third to claim the bronze with 19.84 seconds, completing the whitewash of medals for Jamaica.
Bolt becomes the first person ever to defend the 200 meters Olympic title. He has already broken the 100 meter sprint Olympic record on Sunday night in London by running 9.63 seconds, becoming only the second person ever to defend that title, and he went one better than Carl Lewis today by defending his 200 meter title.
Following today's 200M victory he will also be taking part in the 4x100 meter relay event in the coming days and will look to claim a third gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics.
Here is a video of the historic men's 200M final:
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