To put it in perspective Bolt is the first man to get a double triple, i.e win the 100 and 200 meters and 4x100m relay in two consecutive Olympic Games, and now he has won the 100 and 200m title thrice.
Bolt who turns 30 on the last day of the Olympics August 21 ran a time of 19:78 secs, way slower that his 19:19 world record set in Berlin in 2009, but just enough to clinch him his 8th gold medal. He was also the only man to run under 19secs in the race.
21 year old budding Canadian star Andre DeGrasse, the youngest in the final came in second with a time of 21:02secs, while French man Christophe Lemaitre came in third with 20:12 seconds. Lemaitre who couldn’t believe his luck knocked out Briton Adam Gemili to 4th place beating him by 1000th of a second. Gemili also ran 20:12seconds.
The showmanship that he brings to athletics is one that will be missed immensely by sports lovers now that he has graciously bowed out.
Congratulations lightning BOLT!!!