08.20.08 10 years ago 18 Comments

Usain Bolt has won gold in the 200 meters, setting a new world record of 19.30 seconds to become the first man to ever set records in the 100 and 200 in the same Olympiad.  Ever.  He also joins some guys named Carl Lewis and Jesse Owens in the ranks of people who have won both races at the same Games, and to top it all off his surname is freaking Bolt.  Talk about nominative determinism.  Just don't try to run for president, Usain.  Jamaican Fox News would have a field day with that first name.

In other Olympic updates, the men's basketball team cruised past Australia 116-85 to reach the semifinals.  A loss and a win, and we can get bronze again!

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