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2012 Olympics Video: Usain Bolt Wins Gold in Men’s 200 Meters, Yohan Blake Finishes Second

Usain Bolt is still the fastest man alive.

Before Thursday’s highly anticipated 200 meters race, Bolt made headlines for his boastful prediction regarding what would happen. Here is what he said: "I've told Yohan Blake that 200 meters will be different, because that's my signature event.”

He was right.

Bolt completed the 200 in a ridiculous 19.32 seconds, and he recorded that time despite clearly slowing up when it became apparent that nobody was going to beat him.

Blake finished second with a time of 19.44 seconds, and Warren Weir finished third with a time of 19.84 seconds.

All three runners were representing Jamaica.

(Get the latest Olympics updates on Twitter: @agroberman)

Update: Here is a really good quality one, via SportsGrid:

American Wallace Spearmon finished fourth.

Bolt is the only man to ever win gold in both the 100 and 200 meters.

(Kudos SportsGrid, HuffPo)

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