Star Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt kept his hopes of winning three gold medals at Rio Olympics alive by winning the 200m gold in 19.78 seconds.
He becomes the first man in history to win both 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics but failed in beating his own world record of 19.19 he set at the Berlin world championships in August 2009. This was the Jamaican’s 13th individual world or Olympic sprint title from a possible 14 since the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Canada’s Andre De Grasse claimed the silver medal and Frenchman Christophe LeMaitre took bronze.
As expected Twitterati went berserk after yet another Bolt show. Here are some of the reactions:
— 9GAG (@9GAG) August 19, 2016
— Ragini Nayak (@NayakRagini) August 19, 2016
— Sean Og D (@seanogd) August 19, 2016
The world's fastest man does it again! Usain Bolt wins 3rd straight 200m gold.
No one else has won more than one. pic.twitter.com/kUPb6YBTMd
— ESPN (@espn) August 19, 2016
— Feroz Khan (@ferozTOI) August 19, 2016
— Garrett Phillips (@GarrPhillips) August 19, 2016
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) August 19, 2016
— Barbancourt Papi (@pwasondavril) August 19, 2016
— elias toufexis (@EliasToufexis) August 19, 2016
— Chinmay Bhogle (@chinmaybhogle) August 19, 2016
#Bolt probably greatest Olympian ever, Phelps has more medals but not even close on swag level
— shyam (@shyam__bala) August 19, 2016
— Dwayne David Paul (@DwayneDavidPaul) August 19, 2016
Wow! Incredible. He just BAM! And gone! #Bolt ⚡️
— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) August 19, 2016
Name another athlete that makes this kind of dominance look this easy?? #bolt
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) August 19, 2016
He's playing with the rest of the world in the sprints. The greatest. #Bolt
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 19, 2016
Not even competitive. Amazing #Bolt
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) August 19, 2016