Lightening strikes again!
Over two billion television viewers tuned in world-wide to watch Jamaica runner Usain Bolt defend his coveted title as the world’s fastest man today in the London Games.
Despite earlier heavy rain and soggy conditions, thousands who had been at other venues inside the Olympic park stayed to watch the 25-year-old Olympian break his record Sunday night in the 100meter sprint.
Usain, dubbed the “Lightning Bolt” won the Gold medal in 9.64 seconds. His fellow Jamaican, Yohan Blake won the silver medal 11seconds later. American Justin Gatlin won the bronze in 9.79seconds.
Today’s race had been hyped as a direct showdown between Jamaica’s two top runners, with other athletes expected to trail in Bolt and Blake’s wake.
And the event took on greater significance for Jamaica because it fell on the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean island’s independence from Britain.
According to reports, ninety-two per cent of Jamaica’s population was expected to watch the race….Congrats Jamaican!!!