The Jamaican trio of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir are really, really fast. Now that I have the obvious out of the way, let’s get to the news. The trio swept the podium in the Men’s 200m dash with the predicted order – Bolt, Blake, Weir. Blake actually looked to have the race in hand for a second before Bolt was like “oh yeah, I’m the fastest man ever” and turned on the jets before turning them off just before the finish in very Bolt-like fashion.
Bolt tied Michael Johnson for the 3rd fastest 200m run ever with a time of 19.32 seconds and became the first man ever to repeat as the 200m gold medalist at the Olympics. Oh yeah, he also holds the world record in the event as well. For the record, Yohan Blake ran the second fastest ever in 2011, forever the second fiddle despite also being stupidly fast.
Warren Weir is the newest Jamaican sprinter to keep an eye on as the 22-year-old fought off the rest of the pack for the third place finish, though he was well behind both Bolt and Blake running a personal best 19.84. We are truly witnessing an athlete of never before seen proportions in Bolt.
A little tip to the producers of the next X-Men movie – cast Usain Bolt as Quicksilver. You’ll save a fortune on special effects.