• Bolt breaks 200m world record against headwind - [Olympic]

    2008-08-21 | Tag:OLYMPICS _ Latest Medals

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    BEIJING - The Olympic men's 100 meters gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica broke the men's 200m world record in 19.30 seconds en route to his golden double at the Beijing Olympic Games on Wednesday, even into a headwind of 0.9 meters per second.

    The previous record of 19.32 seconds was set by American Michael Johnson in the 1996 Olympic Games. The 21-year-old had already broken the 100m world mark in the Games when he became the fastest man in the world in 9.69 seconds.

    Churandy Martina of the Dutch Antilles got the silver in 19.82 seconds and Shawn Crawford of the United States won the bronze in 19.96 seconds.


    Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. [Agencies]


    Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final at the National Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 20, 2008. Bolt broke the men's 200 metres world record on Wednesday timing 19.30 seconds as he clinched the Olympic Games gold to add to his 100m crown. [Agencies]


    Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final at the National Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 20, 2008. Bolt broke the men's 200 metres world record on Wednesday timing 19.30 seconds as he clinched the Olympic Games gold to add to his 100m crown. [Agencies]


    Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) crosses the finish line ahead of Shawn Crawford of the U.S. (4) and Churandy Martina of the Netherlands during the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. [Agencies]


    Jamaica's Usain Bolt (C) crosses the finish line in the men's 200m final at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 20, 2008. Bolt broke the men's 200m world record, timing 19.30 seconds as he clinched the Olympic Games gold to add to his 100m crown. [Agencies]


    (L to R) The Netherlands' Churandy Martina, Zimbabwean Brian Dzingai, Jamaican Usain Bolt and US Shawn Crawford compete in the final of the men's 200m at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 20, 2008. Bolt won gold and broke the world record. [Agencies]


    Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. [Agencies]


    Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates by kissing the track after winning the men's 200m final at the National Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 20, 2008. Bolt broke the men's 200 metres world record on Wednesday timing 19.30 seconds as he clinched the Olympic Games gold to add to his 100m crown. [Agencies]


    Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. [Agencies]


    Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. [Agencies]

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