Bolt Reacts to World Record in 200m

It must be me. I've been at two 200m Olympic finals in my life and both have been world records. Both occasions were electric. In the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Michael Johnson set the world record and reacted in a very similar fashion as Usain Bolt did when he broke the old record Wednesday night in Beijing. These Olympics are amazing.



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Usain Bolt reacts after setting the world record in the 200m with a time of 19:30 Wednesday night.



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Usain Bolt reacts after setting the world record in the 200m with a time of 19:30 Wednesday night.



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Usain Bolt crosses the finish line in a record time of 19:30.



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By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 21, 2008; 1:16 PM ET
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It was a great race to watch. I thought I saw you get into place right before the start.
Great photos that captured the raw emotions of Bolt.

Posted by: Taimy, La Jefa | August 21, 2008 2:25 PM

Yeah just wait in a few months when it comes out he was all "doped" up with the latest Undetectable steroid...
He'll make his million first and then tell the IOC they can gladly have the Gold Medals back...
He is just way too far ahead of the competition...not consistent with a natural advancement of ability.

Posted by: GW | August 22, 2008 4:20 PM

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