by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Usain Bolt completed his sprint double last night, threw himself to the floor for ten emergency press-ups and declared himself a living legend. Bolt, is now the first person in the history of the Olympics to win the 100m and 200m events back to back in two consecutive games.
“I was fast but I wasn’t fit enough,” he said. He then went on to confirm we will be seeing him for a long time yet. “I am not ready to retire. I love this sport.”
It was a clean sweep for his country, Jamaica. His compatriots, Yohan Blake, won silver while Warren Weir claimed bronze.
“We pushed each other and we’re happy,” Bolt stated after the race he finished in 19.32 seconds.
“I’m now a living legend,” Bolt added. “Now I am going to sit back, relax and think about what’s next.”
“I don’t know what I really want to do after this, whether to run the 100 or 200 or try something else. I need to find a goal that’s going to motivate me to great things. The rest of the season I am just going to have fun because I did what I came here to do.”
Bolt had a much better race in the 200m final, but still had enough in him to slow down, even as Blake almost caught up with him.
“I came off the corner, I could feel the strain on my back a little bit, so I was trying to keep my form,” he said. “But I stopped running because I knew it wasn’t going to be a world record.
“I really wanted to do it in the 200m, but I’m happy. I came here and I gave it my all and I’m proud of myself.”
We would like to call him immodest, but we couldn’t agree with him more.