Usain Bolt has successfully defended his Olympic sprint double – winning the 100m and 200m in London as he did in Beijing. The Jamaican is the first man to win both events at two consecutive Olympic games.
He was pushed hard all the way by his training partner and compatriot, Yohan Blake, although he eased up at the very end. To show the apparent ease of his victory, he then knocked out a few press-ups to show he still had plenty left in him.
Blake accepted silver, while far behind just in ahead of the rest of the field was Warren Weir who took bronze to complete a Jamaican one-two-three.
Bolt could now earn his sixth Olympic gold medal if the Jamaica team win the 4×100m relay as they did in Beijing.
Just before the much anticipated 200m final, Kenyan athlete David Rudisha whipped the 80,000 capacity crowd into a fever by setting a new world record in the 800m final.
Leading from the front throughout the race he left the rest of this year’s greatest middle-distance runners eating his dust as he set a time of 1 minute 40.91 seconds, shaving 0.10 seconds off the world record he set in 2010. Nijel Amos of Botswana was second and fellow Kenyan Timothy Kitum came third.
Great Britain’s Nicola Adams made history when she won the first ever women’s boxing Olympic gold medal. The 29-year-old Flyweight never looked threatened by her opponent, Chinese world champion Ren Cancan, and won the fight comfortably by 16 points to seven.
Katie Taylor of Ireland won the women’s Lightweight, and Claressa Shields of the USA won the Middleweight gold in front of cheering crowds which proved all the critics wrong, and showed that there is an audience for the sport.
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