August 21, 2008
Great Bolt of Lightning Strikes Olympics
The man they love to call Lightning Bolt became just the ninth man in modern Olympic history to complete the 100m and 200m sprint double, shattering the world records for the two events.
Usain Bolt now joins an exclusive club following his two victories at Beijing's Bird's Nest.
The 21-year-old Jamaican knocked 0.03 seconds off his own record in winning the 100m title with a sensational 9.69 run on Saturday.
Then Bolt stormed to victory in the 200 metres final at the Bird's Nest on Wednesday with a new world record. He clocked 19.30secs to crack American Michael Johnson's 12-year-old record of 19.32 secs.
He is the first man since Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles Games in 1984 to complete the feat.