Usain Bolt Sets Another WR In 200 Meter Final

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm all for Michael Phelps and patriotism, but this kid from Jamaica is just off the charts fast. Usain Bolt just set a new world record in the 200-Meter Final with a 19.30 beating the previous record time of 19.32 by Michael Johnson. USA's Wallace Spearmon finished third but was disqualified for running out of his lane, so Shawn Crawford (also of the U.S.) took the bronze in his place. Churandy Martina of the Netherlands-Antilles finished second in 19.82 and was never even close to Bolt.

I've also never been more pissed in my life that NBC didn't show it live online just to save it for primetime tonight. It's my mission now to find the video and post it here. If you see it online please let me know.

Update: BBC's feed....

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Bolt claims 200m gold with record (BBC Sport)


Wasn't Michael Johnson's world record time 19.32, from the 1996 games?

Ted said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:01:00 AM  

Yes Yes. Sorry, I was reading through the times and confused myself somehow. Found the video and it's coming shortly.

Aug 20, 2008, 11:08:00 AM  

2nd place is from Netherlands Antilles, not just the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

have you found a link with video? i would love to see it before nbc

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:25:00 AM  

Thank you Anon....five minutes on the video.

Aug 20, 2008, 11:28:00 AM

Rhet said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:30:00 AM  

Here you go with english commentary.

Jerry said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:34:00 AM  

NBC pisses me off for extending its coverage of events that already happen instead of showing stuff that is still going on. booooo.

yep. that was a childish boo.

Patrick said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:38:00 AM  

nice spoiler, guess i don't need to watch tonight.

td1981 said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:40:00 AM  

Here's a video of Michael Johnson reacting after the 100m

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 11:49:00 AM  

This from the folks at the BBC. Race starts 15 seconds past the crap.

Jerry said...
Aug 20, 2008, 12:06:00 PM  

He has to be doping.

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:07:00 PM  

td1981, are you serious? EVERY outlet is giving away results in real time. Get over it.

GMoney said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:24:00 PM

Here is the race link

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:24:00 PM  


Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

Gotta be the shoes...

BF said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:50:00 PM  

i love the 'i'm pissed at nbc' backlash. with a few exceptions, nobody out east stuck up for us on the west coast during the first week (swimming and gymnastics). now nbc is doing it to the rest of the country, how does it feel?


-dan said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:50:00 PM  

I have never been more freakin pissed that NBC didn't show this live.. gimme a freakin break! I woke up just to see the race.. thanks for doing this.. screw the peacock!

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 2:11:00 PM  

Neunzehn ein und dreizig! . . . Das ist unglaublich.

Aug 20, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  


Brett said...
Aug 20, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

really bugs me that some people have to jump on the he must be doping ,idiots. bolt has a very unique sprint style and his stride length is huge compared to the other sprinters because he is very tall .
long legs + fast leg speed = insane speed compared to short stumpy body building guys.

watched it live and all i can say is O..M...G that is what i call domination.

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

AA, I give you enough grief on this site. But I have to take my hat off to you on this. Congrats on a) finding the video; and b) keeping it from being deleted. Well done.

AA Hates ESPN said...
Aug 20, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

Even is linking a video at this point. Which is great.

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

One thing for sure is that you rearly find jamaican based athlete taking drugs. In the past Jamaicans have lost many meadals to other country whose athletes have tested positive. Thank God he has been tested and he is clean. So all genuine athletics fans enjoy the natural talent of all our sprinters. JAMAICA TO THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 6:17:00 PM  

AA another update both Spearmon and Matilda from the Antillies were both disqualified making Crawford the silver medalist and Dix the Bronze.

PS I saw the event live also due to the CBC. Thank you CBC

steve said...
Aug 20, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

Him-pressive and out of this world. Im a jamaican visiting in the US and if it was not for BBC i would have to wait until primetime,BS. thanks BBC.

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Aug 20, 2008, 6:46:00 PM  
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Dee said...
Aug 20, 2008, 7:19:00 PM  

AA we saw this live in Jamaica followed by Walker's win in the 400 hurdles. Listen man you have no idea how proud we are here in Jamrock.

But I have to take issue with your dubbing our Bolt the Caribbean Cheetah - too close to another negative word, much as I respect the witty alliteration I prefer the Caribbean Puma.

Whatever, Bolt is just incredible. What a show he gave to Beijing!

Dee said...
Aug 20, 2008, 7:20:00 PM  

This is like those Powerade commercials with Lebron hitting full court shots or Vick throwing footballs out of the stadium...except it's real.


Steve Caimano said...
Aug 20, 2008, 7:23:00 PM

jayankee1 said...
Aug 20, 2008, 7:27:00 PM  

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