Usain Bolt definitely deserves to be crowned as the world’s fastest man. Who else if it’s not him. Now he’s the world record holder for both the men’s 100 meter (9.69 seconds) and 200 meter (19.30 seconds) race.
At Beijing Olympic, he won the two races with stunning great distance. While he was finishing the 100 meter race on Saturday, he was reportedly having his shoe lace loosen during the last 20 meters. Meaning that if it was not because of the shoe lace, he could have run faster. And perhaps he could have run below 19:50 seconds.
The previous 200-meter world record of 19.32 seconds was set by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, which was record that everyone felt that at that time it was like unbreakable. Of course, no one knew at the time about a 9-year-old Jamaican named Usain Bolt. He’s also the first athlete to win both the 100 and the 200 since Carl Lewis in 1984. The world’s fastest man, now only 21-year old, and the two races he won with great distances. Well, who else could beat him in the next few years? He’d have more world records to break.
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