Usain Bolt won the Men's 100m final in an Olympic record time. Image courtesy of bbc.co.uk
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt can become an athletics immortal by winning the Men’s 200m final on day 13 of the London Olympics. No man has ever defended Olympic titles in both the 100m and 200m sprints, yet Bolt stands on the brink of doing it. The 25 year-old shrugged over concerns about his form going into the Games by stopping the clock at a blistering 9.63 seconds to successfully defend his 100m title from Beijing. Despite being only the sixth fastest qualifier, Bolt won his semi-final easily and could even challenge the world record that he set in the event at the Berlin World Championships in 2009.
100m silver medallist Yohan Blake beat Bolt at the Jamaican trials just over a month ago and is the fastest qualifier for the final, while training partner Warren Weir is the third Jamaican in the lineup. 2011 World Championship bronze medallist Christophe Lemaire will go from the inside lane for France, with the USA represented by national champion Wallace Spearmon .
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