Usain Bolt 100m and 200m

In the most outrageous display of speed to ever burn across the
Olympic Games, Usain Bolt of Jamaica rocketed to gold in winning the
men’s 100m dash in 9.69 seconds — not only a new world record but the
first time in the history of human beings a man has run the distance
under 9.7 seconds without a significant tailwind.

Richard THOMPSON of Trinidad & Tobago finished second, a full two-tenths of a second back, in 9.89.

Walter Dix of the United States took third, in 9.91.

Usain Bolt sets another world record in the 200m final at Beijing
Olympics 2008. Americans Shawn Crawford and Walter Dix get silver and

Officially, Usain Bolt won by an astounding 0.66 second over
American Shawn Crawford, the defending Olympic champion. Crawford won
the silver medal when Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles, who had
finished 0.52 behind Bolt, was disqualified after a U.S. protest for
running out of his lane.

American Walter Dix was awarded the bronze medal when the third man
across the line, teammate Wallace Spearmon, also was disqualified for
leaving his lane.

* Images from REUTERS

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