has done it again and that too in style! He has lived up to his reputation and won the Olympic 200 meters, becoming the first athlete to repeat as double Olympic sprint champion.
"It's what I came here to do. I'm now a legend," Bolt said, according to Guardian. "I'm also the greatest athlete to live. I've got nothing left to prove." It was indeed a very proud moment for Usain.
It was Usain’s moment to shine and he did. No one could steal his thunder that day, not even David Rudisha. And Usain did it in style – the “shhhh” moment when he brought his left index finger to his mouth to shush everyone was seen by all and will be remembered for a long time to come. It was a great moment to witness for his fans, friends, and family and of course his country people. Critics were speculating a weaker performance from him and weren’t expecting such a result.
All the critics who were skeptical about his form ahead of the Olympics would now be rethinking their critique. The “shush” was probably for the critics, as the stadium crowd went berserk when Bolt won and kept his word on winning when it mattered the most.
His 19.32 second winning time was a meager 0.2 seconds outside his winning mark at the Beijing Olympics.
Wallace Spearmon of United States came in fourth place. "The guy is just on another planet right now," Spearmon said of Bolt.
"It's all about the 4x100 now," Bolt said. "To have some fun and go out there and do our best."
His 100 meter win really put him at ease and boosted his confidence. He even shed the black woolen hat he had previously worn in the 100 meter races.
All his fellow contenders could not shake Bolt’s confidence. Rudisha was as confident as Bolt, but not enough to outdo him.
"Yes, he's the greatest runner," said Timothy Kitum, Rudisha's teammate who took bronze. "He told me he's going to run a world record today. He's the best.”
Bolt now has the relay race to run. He said, "I think there's a possibility. But you can never really say it, because it's a relay and there's a baton. You never know. But for me, we're going to go out, enjoy ourselves, run fast as possible. It would be a good way to close the show again."