Usain Bolt has made history at the 2012 Olympics Games in London. Millions witnessed him storm to victory in the 100M and 200M sprints live on TV and through online video streams. He will be in action again Saturday in the 4x100M relay final as he looks to take his third gold medal of the London Games.
So far Bolt has claimed the sprint double - double; that is, winning both the 100 meter and 200 meter gold medals at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, and again here in London in 2012.
Bolt will go after his last gold medal of the 2012 Olympic season in the men's 4x100-meter relay finals, airing on the Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.
Jamaica ranked first in their heat during the round 1 event on Aug. 10, marking in with 37.39 seconds. They also ranked second in the overall standing at the event, only slightly slower than Team USA. However, Bolt did not even race in that preliminary race and Team Jamaica were not pushed to win their qualifying heat. They will surely be much faster with Bolt in the final race.
Bolt said after his win in the 200 meters that he came to the Olympics wanting to solidify his status as a legend. He has arguably already achieved that status now by becoming the first Olympian ever to retain the 200 meter Olympic title.
There have been some bitter words coming from former U.S. sprint star Carl Lewis, who has doubted the current elite of sprinters could achieve what they are without substance enhancements. However, Bolt took the chance to rebuke Lewis' sour comments, saying they were disrespectful and undermined the amazing athletes currently setting the track and field events alight.
Bolt's home country of Jamaica already holds the world record for the 4x100-meter with a time of 37.04, completed in 2011. Bolt helped win the gold in the event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and though he ran against Yohan Blake in both the 100-meter and 200-meter while in London, they will work together in the 4x100-meter to win and keep Team Jamaica the reigning champion in the sport.
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